Trans-Atlantic Platform launches Social Innovation Call for Proposals

Deadline for final applications is 14 February 2019

31 October 2018

The Trans-Atlantic Platform has launched its 2018 Social Innovation Call for Proposals, which will support international projects that can contribute to increasing our understanding of societal transformations and the role of social innovation. Deadline for final applications is 14 February 2019.

The call brings together funding organizations from Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom. It is open to teams with members from at least three of these countries, and must include partners from both sides of the Atlantic. Research partners will receive funding from the national funding agency from their country of origin for projects that can last up to 36 months.

T-AP partners acknowledge that there are a wide range of definitions, meanings, orientations, and uses of social innovation in scholarly, political and professional discourses and practice. Collaboration through this call will enable researchers to:

  • address social challenges, such as the digital divide; urban and rural developments; access to public services and infrastructure; ethnic conflicts; human rights and legislation; the current state of democracy; and equality and social, political and human values);
  • learn from the experiences of multisectoral collaboration for social innovation practiced on both sides of the Atlantic (e.g., innovative forms of economic organization, new digital technologies and accessibility; global and local environmental issues and sustainable development; strategies for social cohesion; integration of health and social care services; and improvement of education and overcoming of linguistic barriers);
  • apply and adapt approaches from one locale to another; and
  • generalize and/or scale-up local experiences.

About T-AP

The Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) is a collaboration among key humanities and social sciences research funders in Europe and the Americas. It aims to enhance transnational research collaboration and has identified, with the help of the research community, a series of common challenges and strategic priority areas where such collaboration will bring added value.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and NWO-SSH jointly provide the T-AP Coordination Office.

International collaboration at SSH

The NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) participates in several international initiatives and networks with the aim of connecting Dutch researchers with foreign researchers and large infrastructures, so that Dutch science can progress further.

Source: NWO