Open Research Area for the Social Sciences – Eighth Call for Proposals 2023
Deadline: 14. November 2023
In order to strengthen international cooperation in the field of social sciences, wishing to fund high-quality scientific research within their own countries, and aware that some of the best research can be delivered by working with the best researchers internationally, the ORA partners are launching an eighth ORA call for proposals in order to fund the best joint research projects in the social sciences. The scheme will provide funding for integrated projects by researchers coming from at least three of the four subscribing countries – in any combination of three or more countries.
Four funding organisations will participate in this eighth ORA competition: the Agence nationale de la Recherche (ANR, France), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation, Germany), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC, United Kingdom) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC, Canada). There is a possibility for cooperation partners in Japan (if applicable) to obtain special funding from a Japanese funding agency. The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) will provide an independent funding opportunity on an application basis to support the cooperation partners in Japan involved in the successful proposals.
Proposals may be submitted in any area of the social sciences. However, the disciplinary coverage varies according to the involvement of the national agencies. Applicants who are uncertain of whether their proposal would be eligible should contact the relevant national agencies for clarification.
ORA 8 will use the same format as ORA 7: the call will follow a one-stage, one-application procedure. Funding will be distributed among the national agencies according to the affiliation of the researchers and according to the funding rules of each agency.