Calls for Proposals


The Transformations to Sustainability Programme is issuing two calls for proposals in 2014.

The first call, issued in March 2014, was for proposals for seed funding – with a possible 30 grants of €30,000 each for 6.5 months – to help researchers prepare for the main call for Transformative Knowledge Networks. Three Transformative Knowledge Networks will be supported with €300,000/year over three years. More than 500 proposals were received in response to the call, making for a highly competitive selection process. The list of selected proposals will be published by the end of September 2014.

See full details of the first call and programme description here.

The call for seed grant proposals is being implemented by the ISSC and is intended to enable social science researchers and their knowledge partners to respond meaningfully to the call for Transformative Knowledge Networks. The seed funding will allow successful applicants to build partnerships with colleagues in other disciplines, fields and countries, to identify and establish contact with relevant communities of practice and stakeholders, and to engage with them as knowledge partners to co-design full proposals for Transformative Knowledge Networks.

The main call for Transformative Knowledge Network proposals will not be restricted to the recipients of seed funding.

Key dates – first call
Call — 31 March 2014
Deadline for submissions — 31 May 2014
Funding decisions — end August 2014

Key dates – second call
Call — mid-December 2014
Deadline for submissions — mid-March 2015
Funding decisions — July 2015

Note that all dates are indicative and may be subject to change. 

Contact details
Email transformations@worldsocialscience.org