CHANSE - Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe

Target group

Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities at Icelandic universities and research institutions.


CHANSE is a programme under Horizon Europe, dedicated to research on social and cultural dynamics in the digital Age.


Application deadline for outline proposals was 7 May 2021. Deadline for full proposals (for invited applicants) was 7 December 2021.

Whether there will be another call for proposals has not been decided.

Call results are expected in May/June 2022. Earliest start for funded projects is September/October 2022.


What are the objectives?

CHANSE is the collaborative effort of the HERA and NORFACE research networks of Horizon Europe. CHANSE supports new and innovative research into the workings, meaning and consequences of transformations and innovations in the present digital age, viewed through the lens of social and cultural dynamics. While comparison with or investigation into other regions is not precluded, every project must demonstrate a strong European dimension, i.e. investigating the changes taking place or affecting Europe as a whole, or at the level of a European country, city, community, and so forth.

CHANSE's main theme, Transformations: Social and Cultural Dynamics in the Digital Age, is divided into two topics:

  • Cultural Transformations in the Digital Age.
  • Digitalisation and Social Transformation.

Who can apply?

Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities at Icelandic universities and research institutions. Principal Investigators (PIs) must have completed their graduate studies at an accredited university and have experience in running research projects.

Projects, national requirements, and participating countries

The project team should be composed of at least 4 Principal Investigators, i.e. partners, eligible to receive funding from the CHANSE funders from 4 or more different countries. Project duration is 24-36 months. While there is no limit on funding, a recommended cap for one CHANSE project is EUR 1.500.000. Earliest start for funded projects is September/October 2022.

National requirements are defined by each funding body. For participants in Iceland, the national requirements are those of the Icelandic Research Fund . The grant to participants in Iceland is equal to one project grant in the Icelandic Research Fund, i.e. ISK 45 million for 36 months.

In addition to Iceland, the following countries participate: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

CHANSE secretariat is National Science Centre , Poland; Icelandic contact point is the Icelandic Centre for Research, Rannis.

Projects supported by CHANSE

Sett the CHANSE catalogue of supported projects.

Role of Rannís

Rannís is the National contact point for CHANSE, providing information and support.

Contact information and useful links to the right.

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