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T-AP call for proposals on Democracy, Governance and Trust – T-AP DGT

The world is facing exceptional social, economic, technological, environmental, and geopolitical challenges, including migration, climate change emergencies, energy crises, war, conflict, political extremism, erosion of democratic institutions, protest, violence, corruption and growing public distrust of governance and expertise. These affect not only the institutions of democratic government but also the wider structures and processes that make our societies work and hold together.

The T-AP call on Democracy, Governance and Trust (DGT) seeks to understand specifically how democracy, governance and trust are integral to the tackling of both short-term crises and long-term challenges and are themselves a focus of the discontent and disruption facing many societies. The DGT call aims to deepen and widen our knowledge and understanding of opportunities, challenges, and crises, relevant to democracy, governance and trust.

The DGT call will focus on areas derived from the following nine cross-cutting themes of democracy, governance and trust:

  1. Concepts, understandings, and models of democracy, governance and trust
  2. Education
  3. Media, information, and communication
  4. Economies and economic systems
  5. Identities, discrimination, marginalization, and inequalities
  6. Ecosystems and environments
  7. Epistemologies, knowledge, and expertise
  8. History and culture
  9. Power, authority, and conflict


How to apply?

The Lead Principal Investigator must submit the Notice of Intent to Apply (NOI) form by 15th September 2023 midnight BRT/05h00 CEST.

All proposals for this call will be submitted by the Lead Principal Investigator through the online submission portal SAGe, hosted by the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).

Applicants requesting funding from ANR are required to additionally submit their proposal to both SAGe and ANR’s SIM platform by the deadline for submitting proposals – 6th November 2023, midnight BRT/04h00 CET.

Proposals, including applicants requesting funding from ANR, not submitted to both SAGe portal and ANR’s SIM platform by the deadline of submission, will not be accepted.

Webinar for potential applicants

The call secretariat will hold two webinars for potential applicants to this call (dates will be announced soon) which we strongly encourage you to attend. The webinars will be open to participants from around the world and will provide information and guidance from the funders on the requirements of the call as well as an opportunity for questions and answers.

The first webinar will be held on August 8th 01:00 pm UTC/15h00 CEST. Further information can be found here We invite applicants to submit questions using the registration form



Opening : 2023-07-24 at 16:00 CEST
Interest declaration deadline : 2023-09-29 at 05:00 CEST
Application Deadline : 2023-11-06 at 04:00 CET

Country-specific queries from French applicants should be directed to:

France, ANR

Maria Tsilioni
Tel.: +33 1 73 54 83 04
Email: Maria.TSILIONI(at)


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