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French Institute for Development Research — Research on Plant Biodiversity, Call 3

Funded by IRD in collaboration with several other French organizations, the program “Sud Expert Plantes Développement Durable” (SEP2D) aims to reinforce scientific research on plant biodiversity in 22 tropical countries. The eligible countries are distributed across West Africa; Central Africa; Indian Ocean; and Southeast Asia. Research themes in SEP2D are forest biodiversity; mitigation of mining activities; commercial applications of plant biodiversity; and agro-biodiversity.  In Call 3, proposals should address at least one and ideally more than one of the three priority research axes: (i)  multi-layer knowledge of plant biodiversity and plant ecosystems; (ii) plant resources and their utilization by communities and stakeholder institutions (ecosystem services); and (iii) strategies and operational approaches for the sustainable management of plant resources and the conservation of habitats and ecosystem services.  Funding is up to €30 thousand for national projects, and up to €60 thousand for regional and international projects. The application deadline is 07 March 2017. Link