Call for transnational research projects on the transformation of social and cultural dynamics in the digital age


CHANSE, Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe, a programme under Horizon Europe, supports transnational research projects under the theme: Transformations: Social and Cultural Dynamics in the Digital Age, with a total budget of EUR 36 million.

CHANSE is the collaborative effort of the HERA and NORFACE research networks. 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. Whilst the call text does not preclude comparison with or investigation into other regions, every proposal 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.

The main theme, Transformations: Social and Cultural Dynamics in the Digital Age, is divided into two topics: Cultural Transformations in the Digital Age, and Digitalisation and Social Transformation

Full call theme description is available here.

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.

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

Projects and national requirements

The project team: Composed of at least 4 Principal Investigators, i.e. partners, eligible to receive funding from the CHANSE funders from 4 or more different countries participating in the call. National requirements are defined by each funding body.

For participants in Iceland, the national requirements are those of the Icelandic Research Fund . Project duration: 24-36 months. While there is no limit on funding, a recommended cap for one international project: EUR 1.500.000.

Indicative timeline

  • Official call announcement and launch of the electronic submission system: March 9th, 2021
  • Deadline for outline proposals: May 7th, 2021, 14.00 CEST
  • Deadline for full proposals (for invited applicants): December 7th, 2021, 14.00 CEST
  • Call results: May/June 2022
  • Earliest funded project start: September/October 2022

Partner search tool

In order to facilitate the process of forming research consortia, CHANSE offers a partner search tool available here. This tool can be used by projects looking for partners and partners looking for projects. A number of research institutions have already registered themselves; Rannis encourages those interested to follow suit a.s.a.p.



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