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Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities

Objective

Major research funders in Europe and the Americas have decided to join forces to build a Trans-Atlantic Platform (TA-P) in order to create and establish effective and structured multi-lateral engagement between research funding agencies in Europe and the Americas. This Trans-Atlantic-Platform is a global first, representing a collaborative effort of key Humanities and Social Science funders on a scale not previously entertained. This Platform will break down the barriers to further co-operation between funders and also lead to heightening understanding of the contribution of Social Sciences and Humanities disciplines in a global context. As a first major step, the proposal includes key partners from Europe, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Efforts will be made to engage additional partners from Europe and particularly the Americas.

The Platform will support agencies in stepping up international collaboration: though sharing best practices, networking and closer coordination of existing activities and the establishment of new relationships to facilitate multidisciplinary networking across the Social Sciences and Humanities in their widest remit both with respect to research and geographical areas. A comparative analysis of the partners involved in the Platform and a mapping of existing research networks will be issued to identify barriers and challenges to transnational collaboration and to formulate successful mechanisms to work together efficiently beyond the bilateral approach. In order to become more than a ‘network of networks’ and to bring genuine added value the Platform will be focusing on key topics. As an initial focus, the Platform has agreed upon a plan to pilot new principles of transnational collaboration through concrete joint programming focusing on the theme of Digital Scholarship. A shortlist of other ‘thematic’ areas will be scoped in more detail and will serve as recommendations for topics and issues within Horizon 2020 or national funding strategies.

Fields of science

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2013-2
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Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK
Address
Laan Van Nieuw Oost Indie 300
2593 CE Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 594 653,50
Administrative Contact
Renée Van Kessel (Dr.)

Participants (10)

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL
Canada
EU contribution
€ 166 416
Address
Albert Street 350
K1P 6G4 Ottawa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chad Gaffield (Dr.)
FUNDACAO DE AMPARO A PESQUISA DO ESTADO DE SAO PAULO
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 119 091
Address
Rua Pio Xi 1500
05468 140 Sao Paulo
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Schmidt Vera Viviane (Dr.)
SUOMEN AKATEMIA
Finland
EU contribution
€ 80 089
Address
Hakaniemenranta 6
00531 Helsinki
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Satu Huuha-Cissokho (Ms.)
CONSEIL INTERNATIONAL PROVISOIRE DES SCIENCES SOCIALES ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 38 734
Address
Rue Miollis 1
75732 Paris Cedex 15
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Heide Hackmann (Dr.)
AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA RECHERCHE
France
EU contribution
€ 45 154
Address
50 Avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sophie Despinoy (Ms.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 94 534
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Silke Kraus (Ms.)
CONSEJO NACIONAL DE CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 76 826
Address
Insurgentes Sur 1582 Colonia Credito Constructor Benito Juarez
03940 Mexico
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jesús Arturo Borja Tamayo (Dr.)
FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 45 154
Address
Avenida D Carlos I 126
1249 074 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Maia (Mrs.)
THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 101 329
Address
North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mark Llewellyn (Prof.)
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 133 429
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN21UJ Swindon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Samantha Mcgregor (Ms.)