The Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) for Social Sciences and Humanities is an unprecedented collaboration between humanities and social science research funders from South America, North America and Europe. T-AP aims to enhance the ability of funders, research organizations and researchers to engage in transnational dialogue and collaboration. T-AP works to identify common challenges and promote a culture of collaboration in social science and humanities (SSH) research by offering joint research calls in areas of strong potential for international collaboration. The Platform facilitates the formation of networks within the social sciences and humanities and promotes interdisciplinarity. T-AP also strives to heighten awareness of the role the social sciences and humanities play in addressing 21st century challenges.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a major crisis that touches on all aspects of health, social, economic, political, and cultural life. The T-AP RRR call aims to address key gaps in our understanding of the dynamic and complex interaction of medium and long-term societal effects of COVID-19 pandemic. This understanding, in turn, should advance knowledge of how to mitigate the negative societal effects of COVID-19 pandemic and support recovery and renewal in a post-pandemic world.
The RRR Call emphasizes the following five main challenges related to COVID-19:
(i) reducing inequalities and vulnerabilities;
(ii) building a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable society;
(iii) fostering democratic governance and political participation;
(iv) advancing responsible and inclusive digital innovation; and
(v) ensuring effective and accurate communication and media.
A focus on these five challenges will leverage the SSH research to understand and address the complex societal effects of COVID-19 pandemic, and inform mitigation efforts, thus contributing to a more equitable, resilient and sustainable future. Key to the approach is the added value of new perspectives and insights generated by transnational and interdisciplinary collaborations.
Applicants must apply as a transnational research project partnership. Each project must comprise at least three eligible Principal Investigators from at least three different T-AP participating countries from both sides of the Atlantic.
List of T-AP participating countries : Brazil, Canada, Colombie, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Each funding organization also has its own restrictions on the eligibility of potential applicants and proposals. Before applying please consult the Addenda containing each funding organization’s eligibility rules, requirements, funding mandates, policies, eligible costs and procedure.
The funding organizations’ specific addenda are available on the T-AP RRR website.
1. The Lead Principal Investigator (Lead PI) must submit an Intention to Submit Form by 14th June 2021 (no later than midnight BRT) using an online form (https://fapesp.br/calls/tap-its).
Proposals whose Lead PI has not submitted the Intention to Submit Form by the deadline will not be considered for evaluation.
2. Applications must be submitted by 12th July 2021 (no later than midnight BRT) via the online submission system SAGe (www.fapesp.br/sage), hosted by the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). It is the responsibility of the research team to confirm all requirements for each country and funding organization from which it is requesting funds as specified in the funding organizations’ Addenda to the Call for Proposals.
In addition, French participants must submit the application on the ANR website and fill in the requested administrative and financial information 12th July 2021 (opening on June 1st): https://aap.agencerecherche.fr/_layouts/15/SIM/Pages/SIMNouveauProjet.aspx?idAAP=1718
All research teams are strongly advised to contact their relevant funding organizations at least six weeks before the application deadline to enquire about the eligibility of the national teams involved.
Email : TransAtlanticPlatform(at)agencerecherche.fr
1. Le coordinateur international (Lead PI) doit soumettre un formulaire d’intention de soumission avant le 14 juin 2021 en utilisant un formulaire en ligne (https://fapesp.br/calls/tap-its).
Les propositions pour lesquelles le chercheur principal en chef n’a pas soumis le formulaire d’intention de soumettre à la date limite ne seront pas prises en compte pour l’évaluation.
2. Les propositions doivent être soumises en anglais avant le 12 juillet par l’entremise du système de soumission en ligne SAGe (www.fapesp.br/sage), de la Fondation de recherche Sao Paulo (FAPESP).
Il revient à l’équipe de recherche de confirmer l’ensemble des exigences de chaque pays et organisme subventionnaire à qui elle demande des fonds, comme l’indiquent les addenda des organismes subventionnaires de l’appel de propositions.
Les Partenaires français doivent déposer la proposition décrivant le projet sur le site de l’ANR et y remplir les informations administratives et financières demandées sur la plateforme ANR avant le 12 juillet :
https://aap.agencerecherche.fr/_layouts/15/SIM/Pages/SIMNouveauProjet.aspx?idAAP=1718 (ouverture le 1er juin 2021)
Les candidats doivent s’assurer avec leurs points de contacts nationaux de la compatibilité de leur projet avec les contraintes propres à leur agence de financement avant de soumettre une proposition.
E-mail : TransAtlanticPlatform(at)agencerecherche.fr
E-mail : Tapcovid19call(at)esrc.ukri.org
The appelsprojetsrecherche.fr portal centralises all information on calls for proposals and calls for applications from ADEME, ANR, Inserm including ANRS, Anses and INCa. It provides a simplified access to upcoming and ongoing calls, giving a greater visibility to funding opportunities. Following their closing date, the calls remain published for a few months.