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EU-India call for collaborative research on sustainability, equity, wellbeing and cultural connections


The EU-India Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities (EqUIP) launched its first research funding call that aims to bring together a number of social science and humanities funders in India and Europe to support excellent and innovative research on sustainability, equity, well-being and cultural connections. The emphasis of the research will be on Indian and European dimensions, in both contemporary and historical contexts.

Research proposals should focus on societal challenges facing both India and the respective European countries, with suggested themes including, but not limited to, sustainability, equity, wellbeing and cultural connections

With a total funding of €5.5 million, it is expected that six projects will be funded. Researchers from India, Finland, France, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland and the UK are invited to apply. Potential applicants are invited to use the EqUIP partner search tool to network with researchers in other eligible countries and express interest either in joining a research proposal or to search for partner(s) for an existing proposal.

The closing date for submission - 30 November 2017

On 6 September the UK’s Department for Existing the European Union, outlined it ambition to maintain and strength its science and innovation partnership with the EU after the exit. Read more. EqUIP’s first call is an example of continued and growing research partnership with the EU.

EqUIP was a three year programme funded under the Social Sciences and Humanities programme of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission, and was launched in 2014.  On the Indian side was led by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and the UK’s Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC), for the European partner countries.

See here for further details.

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