APPLY: Sud expert plantes développement durable 2017 – (Grant on plant biodiversity)

Sud expert plantes développement durable

APPLY: Sud expert plantes développement durable 2017 – (Grant on plant biodiversity)

Deadline: March 6, 2017


Sud expert plantes développement durable 2017 – 3rd call for projects

The programme “Sud Expert Plantes Développement Durable” (SEP2D) supports the development and the international cooperation in 22 countries of the intertropical belt. It aims to reinforce the scientific research on plant biodiversity in these countries, through the strengthening of a partnership culture with the economic operators, the civil society and the political authorities. Thus, SEP2D seeks to participate to the development of this scientific research that would be inclusive of national, sub-regional, regional and international public policy issues.


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The SEP2D programme, monitored by the IRD is funded by several institutions, the Agence Française du Développement (AFD, the French Funding Agency for Development Assistance), the Fonds Français pour l’Environnement Mondial (FFEM, the French Global Environment Facility), the Ministère des Affaires Étrangères et du Développement International (MAEDI, the French Foreign Ministry), the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD, the French Research Institute for Development) and the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN, the French Museum of Natural History).

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Purpose and target groups

The purpose of this call is to identify, select and fund research projects that could contribute to the development of knowledge building on plant biodiversity, its conservation and its sustainable valorisation. The focus would be made on projects that could improve adaptation capabilities, balance and resilience of social, agricultural and ecological systems. In addition the projects must ensure a return in terms of the new knowledge built, both practical and theoretical, on the basis of the research results to the decision makers and the various stakeholders.


Les objectifs visés par le programme SEP2D à travers cet appel à projets sont:



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The target goals of the SEP2D programme through this call are as follow:

  • To consolidate research teams in the Global South, in particular through the development of South-South or South-North cooperation
  • To participate to an increasing of publication of key reference articles
  • To innovate in the domain of valorisation of scientific results
  • To participate to the strengthening of a virtuous cycle between the capacity building of research teams in the Global South and their ability to develop and finance the promotion and the use of national and regional expertise, on a longer term.


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In order to be eligible the projects must:

  • Be in the geographical coverage of the SEP2D programme : 22 countries in West Africa, Central Africa, Indian Ocean and South-East Asia
  • Be led by an academic institution from one of these 22 countries , and, if possible, be based on a partnership among several research teams and/ or operators that may or may not come from these countries
  • And address at least one (and ideally more than one) ofthe 3 priority research axis(PRA) detailed in the terms of references :
    • Multi-layer knowledge of plant biodiversity and plant ecosystems
    • Plant resources and their utilization by communities and stakeholder institutions (ecosystem services)
    • The strategies and the operational approaches for the sustainable management of plant resources and the conservation of habitats and ecosystem services

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Provisional schedule

  • 2017/03/06 – Deadline for the project submission
  • 2017/04/14 – End of the project reviewing by the Scientific and Pedagogic Council
  • 2017/05/05 – Deadline for sending additional documents
  • 2017/06/15 – Announcement of the selected projects by the Steering Committee

To apply

·         SEP2D 2017 3rd call – Application form (.DOC)

Download the file (DOC, 454 Ko)

·         SEP2D 2017 3rd call – Application form (.PDF)

Download the file (PDF, 1124 Ko)

·         SEP2D 2017 3rd call – Terms of reference

Download the file (PDF, 995 Ko)

·         SEP2D 2017 3rd call – Budget

Download the file (XLS, 106 Ko)



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