Five countries to collaborate on latest Open Research Area call

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The nature of society and equality across age groups, industry, habitats and public policy are among 13 exciting new projects announced today.

The projects will enable researchers in Canada, France, Germany, the UK and Japan to collaborate on the social sciences and further strengthen international cooperation.

Funded by the Open Research Area for the Social Sciences (ORA), which aims to minimise bureaucracy in international research, the projects are delivered by:

  • Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), France (FR)
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Germany (DE)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada (CA)
  • UK Research and Innovation Economic and Social Research Council (UKRI ESRC), UK.

They will associate with the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), who as in the previous ORA round, have already established a process for Japanese researchers to participate in complementary projects.

Funded projects

The 13 projects are:

Atmospheres of (counter) terrorism in European cities

  • Sara Fregonese, University of Birmingham (UK)
  • Damien Masson, Université de Cergy-Pontoise (FR)
  • Simon Runkel, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (DE).

Beyond ‘left behind places’: understanding demographic and socioeconomic change in peripheral regions

  • Danny MacKinnon, Newcastle University (UK)
  • Vincent Béal, Université de Strasbourg (FR)
  • Tim Leibert, Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (DE).

Cognitive training effects across the adult lifespan: a diffusion modelling approach

  • Claudia von Bastian, University of Sheffield (UK)
  • Tilo Strobach, Medical School Hamburg (DE)
  • Sylvie Belleville, Université de Montréal (CA).

Fiscal citizenship in migrant societies: an international cross country comparison

  • Lynne Margaret Oats, University of Exeter (UK)
  • Dirk Michael Kiesewetter, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (DE)
  • Kim-Lee Tuxhorn, University of Calgary (CA) .

Frames in production: actors, networks, diffusion (FRAMENET)

  • Ece Atikcan, University of Warwick (UK)
  • Anna Holzscheiter, Technische Universität Dresden (DE)
  • Jean-Frédéric Morin, Université Laval (CA).

GEP analysis: assessing, understanding, and modelling the impact of gender equity policies (GEP) in the film industry

  • Skadi Loist, Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (DE)
  • Doris R Eikhof, University of Leicester (UK)
  • Deb Verhoeven, University of Alberta (CA).

Linking national and regional income inequality: cross-country data harmonization and analysis

  • Neil Lee, London School of Economics & Political Science (UK)
  • Gregory Verdugo, Université Evry Val-d’Essonne (FR)
  • Moritz Schularick, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (DE)
  • Sébastien Breau, McGill University (CA).

MAPHIS: mapping history – what historical maps can tell us about urban development

  • Yanos Zylberberg, University of Bristol (UK)
  • Laurent Gobillon, Paris School of Economics (FR)
  • Stephan Heblich, University of Toronto (CA).

Muslim-Jewish encounter, diversity & distance in urban Europe: religion, culture and social model (ENCOUNTERS)

  • Ben Gidley, Birkbeck College (UK)
  • Anne-Sophie Lamine, Université de Strasbourg (FR)
  • Matthias Koenig, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg and Steven Vertovec, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (DE).

Police accountability – towards international standards (POLACS)

  • Hartmut Aden, Berlin School of Economics and Law (DE)
  • Christian Mouhanna, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (FR)
  • Anja Johansen, University of Dundee (UK)
  • Marc Alain, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (CA)
  • Chikao Uranaka, Kyoto Sangyo University (JP; JSPS associate partner)

Prosocial development across childhood: towards a comprehensive mechanistic framework

  • Nikolaus Steinbeis, University College London (UK)
  • Markus Paulus, Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität München (DE)
  • Kristen Dunfield, Concordia University (CA).

Public policy in food markets: understanding advertising and choice inter-dependencies

  • Martin O’Connell, Institute for Fiscal Studies (UK)
  • Pierre Dubois, Toulouse School of Economics (FR)
  • Helena Perrone, University of Mannheim (DE).

Shaping 21st century AI. Controversies and closure in media, policy, and research

  • Christian Katzenbach, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (DE)
  • Donato Ricci, Sciences Po (FR)
  • Noortje Marres, University of Warwick (UK)
  • Jonathan Roberge, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (CA).

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