NET4SOCIETY offers a collection of links to find Horizon 2020 funding opportunities in the field of Socio-economic Sciences & Humanities.
The first calls within the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020 (2014-2020) were published on 11 December 2013.
Official information sources on the Horizon 2020 funding opportunities are the Research Participant Portal and EUROPA - the server of DG Research and Innovation, the directorate responsible for Horizon 2020. Please consult the Research Participant Portal to receive the official call documents.
SSH should be embedded in all parts of Horizon 2020. To give an overview on the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) aspects in the different programme parts of Horizon 2020, NET4SOCIETY has published a preliminary analysis on SSH integration in Horizon 2020 on the basis of the preliminary text of the Specific Programme. An update of this analysis will be published by NET4SOCIETY in 2014.
In addition, NET4SOCIETY has compiled the document "Opportunities for Researchers from the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH)". It includes SSH relevant topics in all parts of Horizon 2020 within the context of the Work Programme 2014/2015. An overview of SSH relevant topics can be also found on the participant portal here.
While research projects in the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities are funded by the European Commission in all parts of Horizon 2020, a major focus of SSH relevant themes can be found in Societal Challenge 6 "Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies" under the Horizon 2020 Part III "Societal Challenges". It follows a top-down approach, so proposals must address the given topics. The funding topics are regularly published in the "Call for proposals". Researchers can apply for funding within a set time of mostly 6-7 months in which they can prepare their proposal for funding of a research project.
The currently open calls for the Societal Challenge 6 „Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies“ can be found on the Participant Portal here.
There are several calls within the Societal Challenge 6 which are listed below, together with the deadline for the 2014 topics.
- „Call for Overcoming the Crisis: New Ideas, Strategies and Governance Structures for Europe“ (Deadline: 3 June 2014)
- „Call for the Young Generation in an Innovative, Inclusice and Sustainable Europe“ (Deadline: 3 June 2014)
- „Call for Reflective Societies: Cultural Heritage and European Identities“
(Deadline: 3 June 2014/ for the topic REFLECTIVE-7-2014 the deadline is 30 September 2014)
- „Call for Europe as a Global Actor“ (Deadline 29 April 2014)
- „Call for New Forms of Innovation“ (Deadline 29 April 2014).
Please note, that the topics for 2015 are still indicative and that they may be subject to changes.
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A compilation of SSH relevant topics in all parts of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2014/2015 (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/_media/NET4SOCIETY_Opportunities_SSHresearchers_2014_2015_final.pdf)
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Preliminary analysis of SSH relevant aspects in the Specific Programme of Horizon 2020 (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/_media/Net4Society_SSHOpportunities_H2020_PreliminaryReport_final.pdf)