SSHRC – Open Research Area – Call for Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted as part of the 6th call of the Open Research Area (ORA). The sixth round of ORA is based on an agreement among the French National Research Agency (ANR; France), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG; Germany), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC; UK) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC; Canada).

The scheme will provide funding for integrated projects by researchers coming from at least three of the four subscribing countries. There is also a special opportunity for co-operation with projects in Japan.

Proposals may involve any of the disciplines, thematic areas or approaches eligible for SSHRC funding. However, the disciplinary coverage varies according to the involvement of the national agencies.

Amount: Canadian applicants can request up to $135,000 per year for a maximum of $400,000 over two to three years.

Faculty Research Office: 5 days prior to SSHRC deadline. (If you wish to have feedback on your application allow at least one-two weeks – contact Karen Kueneman)
Research Western: 5 days prior to SSHRC deadline
SSHRC/ESRC:   September 11, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time (11:00 a.m. eastern)

More information and applications: ESRC is the coordinating agency for this round. All relevant documents for this funding opportunity are available in English on ESRC’s website and in French upon request. All proposals for this call will be submitted through the ESRC’s Joint Electronic Submissions system (Je-S). In addition to the call-specific documents available on ESRC’s website, researchers affiliated with eligible Canadian institutions are also invited to consult SSHRC’s website for guidance and additional information regarding SSHRC specific eligibility criteria and terms and conditions for participation.

NEW (July 25/19) – Webinar transcript, webinar slides and updated FAQs documents are now available on the ESRC website    

For questions, please contact: Paula Popovici, 613-992-0498, or

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Kueneman, Karen
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