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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC): Open Research Area, 6th Call for Proposals , Webinar

When Jul 03, 2019
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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC): Open Research Area, 6th Call for Proposals

The sixth round of the Open Research Area (ORA) is based on an agreement among the French National Research Agency (ANR; France), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG; Germany), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC; UK) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC; Canada).


The objective of the Call is to 1) fund high quality research in the countries noted above, and 2) strengthen international cooperation by funding the best joint research projects.  Support is provided for integrated projects by researchers from at least three of the four subscribing countries.


There is also a special opportunity for cooperation with projects in Japan.  The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is offering a funding scheme to support projects that strengthen cooperation between researchers in Japan and ORA partners.   
review JSPS International Joint Research Program, ORA Program at

Proposals may involve any discipline, thematic area, or approaches eligible for SSHRC funding.  However, the disciplinary coverage varies according to the involvement of the national agencies.

review SSHRC Subject Matter Eligibility at


Two identical webinars will be held on July 3, 2019. 
To allow for different time zones, the two  webinars will be held at 10:00 am Greenwich Mean Time (5:00 am eastern), and 3:00 pm Greenwich Mean Time (10:00 am eastern).  Each webinar is approximately one hour.

SSHRC strongly encourages applicants to participate.  

The webinars are available to participants around the world and will provide information and guidance from the funders on the requirements of the Call, as well as, an opportunity for questions and answers.


Spaces are limited. Register early by email, and indicate the webinar time you wish to join.

Successful international teams will receive a grant from their respective national funding agencies, according to their respective policies and regulations, via the identified eligible principal investigator.

Canadian applicants may request up to $135,000 per year for a maximum $400,000 over 2 - 3 years.

Application process:
The Call will follow a two-stage procedure consisting of an outline Proposal and an invited full Proposal.

The ESRC is the coordinating agency for this round.  All proposals will be submitted through the ESRC’s Joint Electronic Submissions system (Je-S).  

Review relevant documents in English at

Request documents in French at   

For detailed guidance on how to submit proposals, refer to the ORA Six Call Je-S Guidance for Applicants at .

Notify ROADS of intent to apply by July 17, 2019.
The initial draft of the outline Proposal is due to ROADS by August 21, 2019.
The final draft, and a completed and signed Application Approval Form are due to ROADS by September 4, 2019.

The ESRC outline proposal deadline is September 11, 2019, 4:00 pm Greenwich Mean Time (11:00 am eastern).

ROADS contact:
Christina Pellegrini, Senior Advisor, at or extension 27207