Selected – 2017

Trans-Atlantic Platform Call for Proposals “Digging into Data”

The T-AP “Digging into Data” call addresses humanities and/or social sciences research questions by using innovative research techniques to analyse large and/or complex datasets and show how these new techniques can lead to new theoretical insights.

Projects can propose to develop new tools and methods, but always with the goal of (better) improving how pertinent humanities and/or social sciences research questions can be addressed and describing what new theoretical insights these technical and methodological innovations will give rise to.

The four overarching goals of the T-AP Digging into Data Challenge are to

  • Address humanities and social sciences research questions by using innovative research techniques in large-scale data; and show how these new techniques can lead to new theoretical insights;
  • Stimulate trans-Atlantic research collaborations that provide added value to digital scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, i.e., above what can be accomplished by single nation’s efforts;
  • Foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers in the humanities, social sciences, computer sciences, library science, archival science, information sciences, mathematical and statistical sciences, engineering, and other fields, around questions of data analysis; and
  • Promote efficient access to and sharing of the materials for research by working with data repositories that hold large digital collections.
Opening : 2016-03-11 at 14:55 CET
Application Deadline : 2016-06-29 at 05:59 CEST

Submission of Proposals

The project must be submitted by the main Principal Investigator via the dedicated website. Guidance on how to submit the proposal will be available on

Proposals received after the deadline, or failing to comply with the published requirements will be rejected.



e-mail : Xavier.engels(at)
Téléphone : +33 (0) 1 73 54 82 46

Pierre-Olivier PIN
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T-AP coordination office



Consult the upcoming and current calls of the portal

The 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.


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