The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is announcing a Call for Proposals for Systematic Maps and Reviews under its Evidence-Based Forestry initiative. As a colleague and/or partner institution interested in strengthening the evidence base used in forestry and landscapes decision-making, we’re inviting you to submit research proposals on critical policy and practice issues. We also invite proposals that build upon the Top 20 Questions (T20Q) for Forestry and Landscapes, which were identified through a global consultation of scientists, practitioners, policymakers, and students in 2015.
CIFOR will provide funding of up to 35,000 USD for each systematic map/review, as well as in-kind technical support and training on systematic review methodology, with the requirement of co-funding in the form of financial and/or in-kind contributions. Preference will be given to proposals that are integrated within existing or planned research projects, teams with prior experience in evidence-based approaches, and teams led by developing country researchers.
All proposals should be submitted by 15 February 2016. Chosen proposals will be notified in March, and are expected to begin work in April 2016. Projects must be completed by September 2017.
Please see the attached Call for Proposals for detailed information on the application process, or contact CIFOR-EBFinitiative(at)cgiar.org with any additional questions.