The partners for the Open Research Area in Europe (ORA) are pleased to announce their fifth joint call for proposals, due to open in spring 2017. Similar to the previous call, four European funding organisations are participating in the fifth ORA call: ANR, France; DFG, Germany; NWO, Netherlands; and ESRC, UK.

Proposals will be accepted for research projects in any area of the social sciences involving researchers from any combination of two or more of the participating countries (excluding bilateral applications from French-German teams). In this call, JSPS, the Japanese core national funding organisation, will again collaborate with ORA as an associate partner.

Applicants to the ORA call are encouraged to seek partnerships with Japanese researchers. JSPS will open a specific call for Japanese researchers. Japanese projects associated with the ORA proposals will be encouraged to submit proposals to this call for funding.

More information:http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding/funding-opportunities/open-research-area-ora-for-the-social-sciences-2017-call/

Expression of interest2nd June
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