Trans-Atlantic Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities funding opportunity on Democracy, Governance and Trust

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The Trans-Atlantic Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities recently announced its joint funding opportunity on Democracy, Governance and Trust.

Notice of Intent: Sep 15
Faculty Research Office: 1 week prior to agency deadline. (If you wish to have feedback on your application allow at least two weeks – contact Karen Kueneman)
Western Research: Oct 30
SSHRC/SAGe:   November 6, 2023

Amount: Canadian applicants can request up to $200,000 over three years. (Research partners will also apply for funding from the national funding agency for their country.)

Description: The Democracy, Governance and Trust (DGT) funding opportunity brings together research funding organizations, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), from countries in South America, Africa, North America and Europe. The funding opportunity will support international projects that will contribute to our understanding of how democracy, governance and trust play a role in tackling both short-term crises and long-term challenges.

Eligibility: The funding opportunity is open to teams with members from at least three participating countries, representing both sides of the Atlantic (Brazil, Canada, Croatia, France, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, UK, USA). Western University applicants must hold an eligible academic research appointment at Western.

Themes: The funding opportunity focuses on the following nine cross-cutting themes:

  • Concepts, understandings, and models of democracy, governance and trust
  • Education
  • Media, information and communication
  • Economies and economic systems
  • Identities, discrimination, marginalization and inequalities
  • Ecosystems and environments
  • Epistemologies, knowledge and expertise
  • History and culture
  • Power, authority and conflict

The focus on these themes will encourage teams to develop innovative and outstanding interdisciplinary research projects and potentially consider linkages between these themes in ways that explore both past and contemporary factors shaping democracy, governance and trust.

More information and How to Apply: Grant applications for this funding opportunity will be submitted through the SAGe system managed by the São Paulo Research Foundation (Brazil). Visit the T-AP website to learn more about the competition and the application process.
SSHRC-Specific Info available at Addendum SSHRC (pdf file) In addition to the required documents for the larger T-AP proposal (the main application), Canadian Principal Investigators must submit a separate SSHRC budget form and two-page justification along with the other required administrative information to SSHRC via the Convergence Portal.

Webinar: SSHRC will be offering a webinar about this funding opportunity. See Upcoming Webinars for instructions on how to participate.

Trans-Atlantic Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities: Democracy, Governance and TrustEnglishAugust 23, 2023
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

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