Pre-announcement on the upcoming international joint research call: Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World

The Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) for Social Sciences and Humanities, an unprecedented collaboration between humanities and social science research funders from South America, North America and Europe, is pleased to announce its third joint research call on Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World (RRR).

Aim and scope of the call

The COVID-19 pandemic is a major crisis that touches on all aspects of health, as well as social, economic, political and cultural life. The T-AP research call on RRR aims to address key gaps in our understanding of the dynamic and complex interaction of medium- and long-term societal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This understanding, in turn, should advance knowledge of how to mitigate the negative societal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and support recovery and renewal in a post-pandemic world. Applicants are required to submit novel interdisciplinary and significant social sciences and humanities research proposals that address one or more of the following five challenges:


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. Applicants are encouraged to start discussing possible projects with prospective partners.

The following funding organizations intend to support the RRR callFootnote **:

Tentative timeline

Call announcement

April 12, 2021


April and May 2021

Compulsory Intention to Submit form deadline

June 14, 2021

Closing date for submissions of full proposals

July 12, 2021

Notice of funding decision


Successful projects start date

March 1, 2022

The RRR call is expected to be launched on April 12, 2021. Please note that this pre-announcement is for information purposes only. It does not create any obligation for the T-AP nor for any of the participating funding organizations. All information provided in this pre-announcement is subject to change. The official call announcement (call for proposals and additional information) will be published on the T-AP website. If you have any questions, please contact

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