Major research funders in Europe and the Americas have decided to join forces to build a Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) in order to create and establish effective and structured multi-lateral engagement between research funding agencies in Europe and the Americas

The Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) aims to enhance transnational research collaboration and has identified, with the help of the humanities and social sciences research communities, a series of common challenges and strategic priority areas where such collaboration will bring added value.

The T-AP Social Innovation Call (T-AP-SI) call is intended to support excellent humanities and social science research that can contribute meaningfully to the understanding of societal transformations and the role of social innovation by integrating the local, national, and global levels, as well as the diverse human activities related to the public, social, and private spheres.

The UK funding bodies are the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), who are making a total of £1.5 million available for this activity. Any number of eligible UK institutions can form a combined UK team and the partners should identify one institution as the lead.
Maximum funding per awarded project is £200,000 (at 100% Full Economic Costs (fEC).

Who can Apply:

Applicants must apply as a transnational research project partnership, and partner with a number of national research teams based in the participating T-AP SI countries. Each project must:

  • comprise at least three eligible research partners requiring financial support from funders located in three different T-AP SI participating countries
  • include research partners from both sides of the Atlantic, ie from Europe and the Americas
  • ensure teams in each country are led by an eligible principal investigator and designate one of the principal investigators as the project's lead principal investigator; and
  • if the project is requesting funds from more than one funding organisation within the same country, only one principal investigator may be designated as the lead for that country.

Each project should have a duration ranging between 24 and 36 months.

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted by the Lead Principal Investigator via the portal Isaac, hosted by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO; Administrator for the T-AP SI Call) here. Main documents for the call and country-specific rules and regulations can be found here too

Key dates:

Faculty first draft review: 24th January 2019​.

Funder Deadline: 14 February 2019 at 14:00 (CET)

Grants may commence from November/December 2019.