ANR, DFG, ESRC and NWO are launching a fifth common call for proposals in order to fund the best joint research projects in the social sciences.

The scheme will provide funding for integrated projects by researchers coming from at least two of the four participating countries, in any combination of two to four countries (excluding bilateral applications from French-German teams). The partner organisations will conduct a co-ordinated peer review and a single common selection process. Funding will be distributed among the partners according to the place of work of the researchers, and generally according to the funding rules of each individual agency.

Proposals may be submitted in any area of the social sciences. However the disciplinary coverage may vary according to the involvement of the national agencies. Applicants who are uncertain of whether their proposal would be eligible should contact the relevant national agencies for clarification.

There is again a special opportunity for cooperation with projects in Japan. With the aim to strengthen cooperation between researchers in Japan and Europe, JSPS as the national funding organisation of Japan has established a funding scheme to support projects which are associated with ORA.

How to apply

This is a two stage call. All applicants will receive a brief assessment of their Outline Proposal and a notification of the shortlisting decisions in November 2017. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a Full Proposal.

Full details are available on the DFG website.

The closing date for outline proposals is 5 July 2017.