Trans-Atlantic Platform launches Social Innovation Call for Proposals 

The Trans-Atlantic Platform has launched its 2018 Social Innovation Call for Proposals, which will support international projects that can contribute to increasing our understanding of societal transformations and the role of social innovation.

The call brings together funding organizations from Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom. It is open to teams with members from at least three of these countries. Teams must include partners from both sides of the Atlantic.

Research partners will receive funding from the national funding agency from their country of origin for projects that can last up to 36 months.

Collaboration through this call will enable researchers to:

  • address social challenges, such as the digital divide; urban and rural developments and cohesion; access to public services and infrastructure; ethnic conflicts; human rights and legislation; the current state of democracy; and equality and social, political and human values;
  • learn from the experiences of multisectoral collaboration for social innovation practiced on both sides of the Atlantic (e.g., innovative forms of economic organization, new digital technologies and accessibility; global and local environmental issues and sustainable development; strategies for social cohesion; integration of health and social care services; and improvement of education and overcoming of linguistic barriers);
  • apply and adapt approaches from one locale to another; and
  • generalize and/or scale up local experiences.

The deadline for final applications is February 14, 2019, at 2 p.m. (Central European Time). Learn more about the competition and the application process.

SSHRC will be offering a webinar about the competition on November 22, 2018. Consult the Upcoming Webinars page for instructions on how to participate.