Funding opportunity

Funding opportunity: Research the social sciences in the Open Research Area: round eight

Apply for funding for international research in any area of the social sciences.

Your project must be a collaboration between researchers based in at least three of the participating countries:

  • UK
  • France
  • Germany
  • Canada

You may also seek partnerships with researchers based in Japan.

SSHRC will coordinate this funding opportunity. See the full funding opportunity documentation on the Open Research Area eight web page.

How to apply

Proposals for this funding opportunity will be submitted through SSHRC’s Convergence portal.

Contact details

For general information


For national queries

Canada, SSHRC


France, ANR

Maria Tsilioni

Telephone: +33 1 7354 8304


Germany, DFG

Sigrid Claßen

Telephone: +49 228 885 2209


Christiane Joerk

Telephone: +49 228 885 2451




Japan, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


Additional info

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science will again collaborate with the Open Research Area (ORA) as an associate partner.

Data protection notice

As part of ORA eight call for projects, SSHRC will collect, use, retain and dispose of personal information in accordance with the Access to Information and Privacy Act.

If you submit a proposal under this funding opportunity, you agree that information contained in your proposal will be shared between partner agencies (including agencies located outside Canada) for purposes consistent with the programme objectives. Without this transmission, the expertise or the evaluation of the project, or both, cannot take place.

The details relating to any successful applications (name, surname, affiliation, and country of main applicants and applicants, and title of proposals) will be made publicly available by the funding partners.

Further information on how SSHRC uses personal data can be found in SSHRC’s relevant Personal Information Bank (SSHRC PPU 055) described in SSHRC’s Info Source.

If you have any questions about how your personal information will be used in connection to ORA eight, please contact

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