This call is now closed. The following is for information only.

NORFACE is pleased to announce a new transnational research programme on Dynamics of inequality across the lifecourse: structures and processes (DIAL). The main focus of this research programme will be on understanding the dynamics of inequalities as they unfold over the lifecourse, causal processes in relation to these inequalities, the impact on social cohesion and the identifications of opportunities for policy interventions.

Small and large projects are equally welcome. The total funding requested from NORFACE must not exceed €1.5 million across all participating partners. The funding available for this major trans-national programme over a period of three years has been set at a minimum of €15 million. EC support may also be available for this programme. More information about this additional funding will be available before the evaluation of the full proposals.

Applications to the NORFACE research programme will be processed in two stages. In the first stage, Outline Proposals are invited before 13.00 (CET) on 30 March 2016.

Applications received after the deadline will not be eligible. Only applications that meet all the conditions set out in the call documents are eligible and will be included in the assessment procedure. The eligible applications will be assessed in an “open competition”, in which a selection of proposals that could be subsidised is made based on the programme’s assessment criteria by an international panel of experts. Applicants invited to the second stage will receive a notification by July 2016 inviting them to submit a Full Proposal. Applications in the Full Proposal round are submitted for assessment to external expert reviewers. Applicants will be given the opportunity to comment on the reviews, after which an international panel of experts will assess the applications, the reviews and the rebuttals, arriving at a list of projects recommended for funding. The Network Board expects to make funding decisions in June 2017.

Call documents 

Further call information, programme specifications and the application form are available on the NORFACE website.

Key dates 

  • Call opens - 12 January 2016
  • Outline Proposals deadline - 30 March 2016
  • Invitation to submit Full Proposal - by July 2016
  • Funding decision - June 2017

Overview of NORFACE DIAL Call

Summary information about the background and requirements for the call is available in this Overview (PDF, 207Kb).