HERA - 4th HERA Joint Research Programme “Public Spaces: Culture and Integration in Europe” (HERA JRP PS)
The Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) Network has opened a new Joint Research Programme under the theme “Public Spaces: Culture and Integration in Europe” (HERA JRP PS). This programme will be implemented and funded by 24 humanities funding organisations with the support of the European Union and is subject to the signature of the Grant Agreement with the European Commission for co-funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
The HERA JRP PS wants to mobilize the wide range of multi-disciplinary perspectives necessary to understanding the relationships between “public space”, culture and other phenomena, such as e.g. European integration. The research is expected to give new insights that promote the full potential of citizens’ engagement with European public and cultural spaces; to stimulate public, political and scholarly debate about the future prospects of European integration, and to study new modes of interactive and reciprocal engagement between academics and various types of stakeholders including those working in the media, creative industries, and heritage sectors, as they have proved to be the true vehicles of European integration. The challenge for research is to identify how the relations between culture and integration within the context of public space(s) have been modelled and how they can be better understood in order to contribute to a better world.
What is the deadline for the HERA JRP PS applications?
Outline Proposals must be submitted electronically by Tuesday 24 October 2017, 14:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time). In February 2018, successful applicants will be invited to submit Full Proposals with the deadline in May 2018. Funded projects must start by May 2019 and end no later than May 2z022.
Who can apply?
Eligible scholars located in the HERA JRP PS countries: Austria, Belgium (Wallonia), Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom, irrespective of their nationality.
How many partners may be involved in a HERA JRP PS collaborative research project?
Collaborative Research Projects (CRP) proposals can be submitted by balanced consortia involving four or more Principal Investigators based in four or more different HERA JRP PS countries.
Are non-academic partnerships and outputs included in the HERA JRP PS?
All research teams will be urged to include non-academic stakeholders as associate partners in their consortiums and they will be required to include an impact section in their application, specifying how their research results will be valorised and communicated to a wider public.
What is the maximum budget a CRP can receive, if successful?
Each CRP consortium can apply for research funding up to a maximum amount of 1 M€. The IRC has indicated that research budgets for Irish-based applicants must not exceed a max. of €242,500. Irish-based applicants must submit draft budgets for review to the IRC (to HERA@research.ie) by Monday October 16th 2017. All UCC based applicants must send copies of draft applications and UCC budgets to email@example.com by to 4pm on 10th October 2017.
Where can I find more information?
A HERA partner search tool has been made available by NCN at: https://ncn.gov.pl/partners/hera/
Queries concerning Irish applications can be directed to HERA@research.ie
Key details about the Public Spaces, Culture and Integration in Europe call:
Information Session Podcast
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