Funding opportunities and open Calls

The Project Scouting team regularly analyses the various funding opportunities for cooperation projects, research initiatives, consortia etc. on a European level and summarises the main facts about the different calls that might be of interest for TMO members:

Transformations: Social and Cultural Dynamics in the Digital Age

Call title:Transformations: Social and Cultural Dynamics in the Digital Age
Type of Action:Multilateral research project
outline deadline:
7 May 2021, 14.00 CEST
Deadline for full proposals:7 December 2021, 14.00 CEST
Budget per project:1.5 Million EUR
Project Duration:24-36 months
Funding Programme:CHANSE, Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe, is a joint initiative of 27 research funding organisations from 24 countries. The CHANSE Programme builds on the experience of two existing networks: HERA and NORFACE supporting research in humanities and social sciences respectively.

The main goal of the CHANSE initiative is to launch a transnational call for collaborative projects focused on the topic of Transformations: Social and cultural dynamics in the digital age. The objective of this call will be to help understand how digital innovations give rise to social and cultural changes, and are also influenced by society and culture. The joint research call combines the analytic and transformative powers of the humanities and social sciences in understanding processes of change and considering solutions when societies face the introduction of innovations.
Scope of
CHANSE will support new and innovative research into the workings, meaning and consequences of transformations and innovations in the present digital age, viewed through the lens of the social and cultural dynamics.

Whilst the call text does not preclude comparison with or investigation into other regions, every proposal must demonstrate a strong European dimension, i.e. investigating the changes taking place/affecting Europe as a whole, or at the level of a European country, city, community, etc.
Project teams must be composed of at least 4 Principal Investigators, i.e. partners, eligible to receive funding from the CHANSE funders from four or more different countries participating in the call.

Countries participating in the call are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.

In order to facilitate the process of forming research consortia, applicants can use the available partner search tool.

Full call documentation along with the link to the Electronic Submission System will be available on 9 March 2021.

As member of the Time Machine network you are warmly invited to get in touch with the Project Scouting team in case any of the above-mentioned funding opportunities spark your interest!