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Information für die Wissenschaft Nr. 30 | 1. Juli 2011
Announcement for Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences – Call 2011/2012 now open

An agreement between the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR, France), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, Germany), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC, UK) and the Nederlands Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO, Netherlands)

After a successful first call in 2010, ANR, DFG, ESRC and NWO are launching a second common call for proposals in order to fund the best joint research projects in social sciences. The scheme will provide for the funding of integrated projects by researchers coming from more than one of the four participating countries – in any combination of two or more countries. The partner organisations will conduct a coordinated peer review and a single common selection process. The Open Research Area (ORA) scheme will provide for the funding of integrated projects by researchers coming from more than one of the four participating countries – in any combination of two or more countries.

The four funding organisations provide a common point for electronic applications. All applications will be submitted electronically via the elan-system on http://www.dfg.de/ora from the 1 July 2011 on. The deadline for the call will be in 30th September 2011.

National agencies expect to communicate funding decisions by the end of June 2012. The earliest start date for successful applications will be 1 July 2012, with integrated projects from each country starting on the same date. Please note this scheme replaces existing bilateral schemes between ESRC and ANR, ESRC and DFG, and ESRC and NWO. French-German bilateral projects will continue to be funded under the ANR-DFG scheme for Social Sciences and Humanities and are therefore excluded from this call.

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