NORFACE and HERA launch a new programme – CHANSE Transformations: Social and Cultural Dynamics in the Digital Age


The NORFACE and HERA networks are pleased to announce that the CHANSE (Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe) consortium will soon announce a call for international research projects on ‘Transformations: social and cultural dynamics in the digital age’. CHANSE will support new and innovative research into the workings, meaning and consequences of transformations and innovations in the present digital age, viewed through the lens of the social and cultural dynamics. The objective of the call is to help understand how digital innovations give rise to social and cultural changes, and are also influenced by society and culture.

The programme will be implemented by 27 research funding organisations from 24 countries, coordinated by the National Science Centre, Poland (NCN). The total call budget amounts to EUR 36 M and includes over EUR 26 M of national allocations complemented by up to 10 million in co-funding from the European Commission.

Full call topic description is available via PDF (CHANSE call topic description). From mid-January 2021 onwards, further information will be published on the CHANSE website.

Project team: Composed of at least four Principal Investigators, i.e. partners, eligible to receive funding from the CHANSE funders from four or more different countries participating in the call

Project duration: 24-36 months

Recommended cap on funding for one international project: 1 500 000 EUR

Indicative timeline

  • Official call announcement and launch of the submission system: March 2021 
  • Deadline for outline proposals: May 7th, 2021, 14.00 CEST
  • Deadline for full proposals (for invited applicants): December 7th, 2021, 14.00 CET
  • Call results: May/June 2022
  • Earliest funded project start: September/October 2022

Countries participating in the call: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Partner search tool
In order to facilitate the process of forming research consortia, we offer applicants a partner search tool. This tool can be used by projects looking for partners and partners looking for projects.

In mid-January 2021 the full list of national contact points will be published on the CHANSE website and then they will be available for questions about national eligibility requirements. 

For general questions please contact:
Dr Malwina Gębalska, CHANSE programme coordinator
Michał Kaczmarek, CHANSE Coordination Office
National Science Center, Poland

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004509.


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