Tue, 06/27/2017 - 08:01

We would like to invite all researchers to participate in new international funding opportunities in Humanities and Social Sciences. Proposals submitted under the calls will be assessed by international experts.

HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) – call for research proposals in Humanities

HERA is a network of European research funding organisations who support research in Humanities. Up to date, with co-funding from the European Commission,  the network has announced 3 calls for international research projects. 

In August 2017, HERA plans to open a new funding opportunity. Its working title is: Public spaces: culture and integration in Europe. Application in English may be submitted by research consortia composed of at least 4 research teams from a minimum of 4 countries participating in the call. The deadline for submission of proposals is scheduled for the second half of October 2017.

Countries participating in the call:

Austria, Belgium (Wallonia), The Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and The United Kingdom


Wojciech Sowa, Wojciech.sowa@ncn.gov.pl, tel: 0048 12 341 9171

Malwina Gębalska, malwina.gebalska@ncn.gov.pl, tel: 0048 12 341 9017

EqUIP (EU-India Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities) – call for research projects in Humanities and Social Sciences

The call for proposals titled Sustainability, equity, wellbeing and cultural connections has been launched by the NCN together with EqUIP, whose aim is to support research in Humanities and Social Sciences carried out by researchers from India and Europe. Applications in English should focus on societal challenges facing both India and respective European countries; suggested themes include, but are not limited to, sustainability, equity, wellbeing and cultural connections. Funders strongly encourage interdisciplinary approaches across the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) to address the themes of this call. Other disciplines can also be involved in proposals as long as the overarching focus remains rooted in SSH.

Each proposal under this call will require the building of consortia of three or more research groups based in three or more different countries participating in the call and will be eligible for funding from their national funding agencies. Every proposal must involve representation from India eligible for funding by the Indian Council of Social Science Research or the Indian Council of Philosophical Research.

Applicants are invited to use the EqUIP partner search tool, which facilitates matches between potential partners with similar ideas. It provides the opportunity to express interest either in joining a research proposal or to search for partner(s) for an existing proposal.

Countries participating in the EqUIP call:

Finland, France, India, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, The United Kingdom

Call timetable:

  • Launch of the call: end of August 2017
  • Deadline for submitting applications: end of November 2017
  • Call results: July 2017                                                 
  • Awards commence: January 2019

For more information please see:



Kinga Sekerdej, kinga.sekerdej@ncn.gov.pl, tel: 0048 12 341 9172

Malwina Gębalska, malwina.gebalska@ncn.gov.pl, tel: 0048 12 341 9017