3 million euros for NWO call Digital Society - the informed citizen

7 March 2019

NWO has made 3 million euros available for research into digitalisation issues at the interface of citizenship, new types of governance, identity and participation. The call for proposals ties in with the Digital Society Research Agenda of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and is part of the innovation contract with the Top Sector Creative Industry and the top sector overarching theme ICT.

Call for proposals

How can we equip the digital citizen as well as possible for participation in the digital domain? And conversely: which new ICT technologies are needed to keep the focus on people as digitisation advances? Via the call for proposals "NWO Digital Society – the informed citizen" funding is available for research into digitalisation issues at the interface of citizenship, new types of governance, identity and participation. The call ties in with the Digital Society Research Agenda of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and specifically the themes Citizenship & Democracy and Digital Cities & Communities. The programme lines "Responsible Data Science" and "Safety & Security" from this VSNU agenda will be a part of the research projects as cross-cutting lines.

To develop new knowledge in the areas of ICT and data clarification, (cultural) contextualisation and visualisation, the call requires interdisciplinary research in collaboration with public, societal and industrial partners. A minimum of 250,000 euros and a maximum of 500,000 euros per research project can be requested. The deadline for submitting applications is 4 June 2019. Further information about the conditions can be found in the call for proposals.

Source: NWO