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Round 2 of the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme Fund opens

The second round of the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP) Fund launches on Monday 10 July 2017.

The SSRP Fund is a competitive call for proposals from academics based at the University of Sussex and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), aimed at supporting substantive research projects that lead to further, external funding proposals.

The SSRP is a University of Sussex Strategic Initiative Fund programme, which will support the sustainability of life on Earth through rigorous interdisciplinary research that influences policy and stimulates action. Building on existing academic strengths at the University of Sussex and IDS, the programme brings together researchers from across the natural and social sciences to address the complex economic, societal and environmental issues framed by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SSRP Fund will support projects by £50-70k over a period of 12-24 months.

Research proposals will be expected to:

  • Address sustainability as framed by the 17 SDGs
  • Address linkages, in particular trade-offs and synergies among two or more SDGs
  • Bring together a distinctive combination of disciplines from across the natural and social sciences, including investigators from at least one of the SSRP core schools (BMEc, Global Studies, Law, Politics and Sociology, Life Sciences) and IDS
  • Lead to further external funding applications
  • Provide particular leverage in supporting national and international policies to achieve the SDGs

In the second round of the SSRP Fund, applications led by academics from environmental law, Engineering & Informatics, and the health sciences are particularly welcomed. The closing date for applications is Monday 9 October 2017, 5pm.

Information on the SSRP Fund, including a Guidance for Applicants document, can be found on the SSRP website. If you have any further questions please contact the SSRP Programme Manager, Caroline Grundy, on


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Last updated: Tuesday, 11 July 2017