Proposals are now being accepted as part of the 7th call of the Open Research Area (ORA). The seventh 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. (Applicants from the other countries will also apply for varying amounts from their funding agency to support the overall project.)
Faculty Research Office: 5 days prior to agency deadline. (If you wish to have feedback on your application allow at least two weeks – contact Karen Kueneman)
Western Research: 5 days prior to agency deadline
ANR/SSHRC: November 17, 2021, 4:00 p.m. Central European Time (10:00 a.m. eastern)
More information and applications: The ORA 7 call follows a one-stage, one-application procedure consisting of a full proposal. Full proposals for ORA 7 should be submitted through the ANR’s electronic submission system, SIM. Detailed guidance on how to submit a proposal through ANR’s SIM is available on the ANR website. 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.
Webinars: SSHRC will hold webinars for potential applicants to this funding opportunity. You are strongly encouraged to participate in one of them. The webinars will provide information and guidance from the funders on the requirements of the call, as well as an opportunity for questions and answers. The webinars (identical in nature) will be held on September 22, 2021, at 7:00 a.m. (eastern) and 2:00 p.m. (eastern). How to join…