European call for proposals in the social sciences: Enhancing well-being for the future

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The network NORFACE and CHANSE are launching a joint call for proposals. Swiss-based researchers can participate.

NORFACE (the New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Cooperation in Europe network), in collaboration with CHANSE (Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe), propose a major transnational programme on the topic of “Enhancing Well-Being for the Future ''. This theme can be approached from a variety of perspectives and disciplines, primarily social sciences and beyond. It enables and encourages multi-disciplinarity and provides opportunities for pan-European research integrating researchers from different regions of Europe, and for comparisons across various contexts. The present call proposes to focus the research on the following themes:

  • Crises, challenges and well-being
  • Environmental challenges and well-being
  • Well-being and mental health
  • Well-being, economy and politics

Researchers from at least four countries

The projects selected within this call will be funded directly by national/regional funding agencies and their partners from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

Each proposal must involve a minimum of four and a maximum of six principal investigators from four or more different countries participating in the call. Furthermore, projects must have a duration of between 24 and 36 months, and the budget across all partners should not exceed 1,500,000 euros.

To facilitate the process of forming research consortia, NORFACE and CHANSE offer applicants a partner search tool. This tool can be used by projects looking for partners and partners looking for projects.

Indicative timeline

  • Deadline for outline proposals: 21 September 2023, 14:00 CET
  • Deadline for invited full proposals: 26 March 2024, 14:00 CET
  • Call results: October/November 2024
  • Start of funded projects: end of 2024 / beginning of 2025

Supported by the SNSF

The call is not co-funded by the European Commission. Applicants from Switzerland must be eligible for the SNSF project funding scheme and are strongly encouraged to contact the SNSF if they are submitting their first application to the SNSF. Along with the application to the CHANSE online submission system, they need to submit an administrative application to the SNSF via mySNF.

For further details, please refer to the websites of NORFACE and CHANSE.