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Date published: March 20, 2020

Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences: A new call in 2019

Pre-call announcement

SSHRC is excited to announce its collaboration in the 6th Open Research Area (ORA) call alongside three European funding organizations: Agence nationale de la recherche in France; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft in Germany; and the Economic and Social Research Council in the United Kingdom. The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science is an associate partner.

ORA was created to strengthen international co-operation in the social sciences by funding high quality scientific research projects. The program started as an agreement between research funding agencies in France, Germany, the UK and The Netherlands in 2010.

This pre-call announcement is being issued to allow interested researchers to begin discussions with potential research partners ahead of the formal call for proposals. ORA is due to open in April 2019. The application window for proposals is set to last about three months, with a closing date expected in July 2019.

Proposals will be accepted for research in any area of the social sciences. In this round, proposals need to involve researchers from any three or more participating countries and be integrated across the participating countries. The research should make an original and significant contribution to current scientific knowledge.

Stay tuned for the formal call for proposals to be launched on the websites of the participating funding organizations. Details on the previous round can be found online.

For questions, please contact:

Paula Popovici
Senior Program Officer
Research Grants and Partnerships Division, SSHRC
Tel.: 613-992-0498
Email: paula.popovici@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca