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Social Research Call 2023 (SRC 2023)

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The Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” Foundation launches an open and competitive call to fund excellent, innovative and socially-oriented research projects. Proposals must generate new knowledge to broaden our understanding of the major challenges of today’s society, using quantitative methods.

The submission of proposals is structured through a two-stage procedure:

Submission period for proposals: January 9-24, 2023

 

GOALS
 

  • This call will support excellent social research projects that rely on robust quantitative evidence and an original and innovative approach to provide robust information to better understand current and emerging social challenges.

  • Projects must be focused on Portugal and/or Spain.

 

GRANTS
 

  • Up to €100,000 per project and up to 24 months duration.

 

WHO CAN APPLY?
 

The call is open to researchers who can demonstrate research independence and evidence of prior achievements. For this reason, applicants need to meet the following requirements:

  • Certify at least 1 scientific article published in Q1 journals according to the rankings Scimago Journal Rank (SJR) from Scopus or the Journal Citations Report (JCR) from Web of Science in the last 5 years before the closure of the call. For the latter, only indexes Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) and Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) are considered.

  • Hold a PhD awarded more than 2 years before the call deadline as written in the Rules for participation (i.e. before 24th January 2021).

The call is aimed at supporting proposals led by individual researchers of any nationality who conduct their research activity at a non-profit organization: public or private university or research centre legally based in Portugal or Spain.

 

TIMELINE
 

Information session: Social Research Call 2023

Wednesday, 30th November at 10.30 a.m. (CET). It will include a presentation of the call and a question and answer session.

In order to attend the online session, you must sign up via this link.

 

Phase 1 - Application period (short proposals)

  • Opening of the submission period for short proposals: 9th January 2023

  • Submission deadline: 24th January 2023, at 2 pm CET

  • Evaluation of short proposals: February - March 2023


Phase 2 - Pre-selected proposals (full proposals)

  • Opening of submission period for full proposals: March 2023

  • Submission deadline: 25th April 2023, at 2 pm CET

  • Evaluation phase 2.1: May 2023

  • Evaluation phase 2.2 (interviews): 21st-22nd June 2023

  • Announcement of funded projects:  July 2023

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
 

  • The submission of proposals is structured incrementally through a two-phase procedure. Applicants will first submit a 3-page short proposal describing the research idea and the social challenge(s) addressed, taking into consideration its novel and innovative aspects.

  • Applicants with successful short proposals will be invited to submit a full proposal of up to 15 pages providing detailed information on the project and the methodology. At this stage, applicants will also be required to submit a brief document regarding their research expertise and social and public sector expertise (1 page each).

  • Both proposals and the documents required must be submitted in English. All information regarding this programme will be exclusively available in English.

 

 CONTACT
 

 

 

CALL DOCUMENTS 


Brochure

Rules for participation
 
Assessment of proposals

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Inequalities in covid-19 inequalities research: Who had the capacity to respond?

Joan Benach, Lucinda Cash-Gibson, Diego F. Rojas-Gualdrón, Álvaro Padilla-Pozo, Juan Fernández-Gracia, Víctor M. Eguíluz and the COVID-SHINE group;
Project selected in the Social Research Call 2019 (LCF/PR/SR20/52550011)

The covid-19 pandemic has been testing countries’ capacities and preparedness to actively respond and collaborate on a common global threat. In the project on which this article is based, scientific articles on covid-19-associated inequalities published between January 2020 and April 2021 were analysed. The study was carried out in terms of the volume of production, distribution by country income group and world region, and inter-country collaborations. The findings reveal that the covid-19 inequalities research has been highly collaborative; however, inequality exists within these collaborations. Also, new dynamics and partnerships have emerged in comparison to the research field of (pre-covid-19) global health inequalities, which should be further investigated.
Key points
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       Between January 2020 and 23 April 2021, 9,355 scientific articles were published on covid-19-associated inequalities worldwide, and 140 countries contributed to at least one article.
  • 2
       The emerging research field of covid-19 inequalities has been highly collaborative, although inequitable research practices exist within these collaborations, between countries, between country income groups and between world regions.
  • 3
       North America and the European and Central Asian region have contributed most to this research in terms of world regions. The Middle Eastern and North African region is the third largest regional producer of covid-19 inequalities research, and has significantly increased its scientific productivity in comparison to the research field of (pre-covid-19) global health inequalities.
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       Three main clusters of collaboration were identified within this research field: one that contained Anglo-Saxon, Asian and African countries, a second one mainly comprising European countries and Chile, and a third one mainly made up of four Latin American countries: Colombia, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina.
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       Prior to the pandemic, evidence demonstrated that inequalities existed in the global capacity to produce research on health inequalities, which has likely reduced many countries’ scientific capacity and preparedness to respond to the covid-19 pandemic.
  • 6
       To ensure proactive preparedness for future crises and effective strategies to tackle growing health inequalities, investment in related research capacities must be a priority in all countries.

Map of the world showing the different degrees of collaborations from different countries in covid-19 inequalities research. The colour of each country reflects the number of articles produced in collaboration with other countries (increasing from red to blue).

The colour of the connections encodes the number of articles in which the two linked countries appear (increasing from yellow to red, with the green connection indicating the ´highest producing´ research cluster).

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Social Research Call 2022 (SRC 2022)

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The Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” Foundation launches an open and competitive call to fund excellent, innovative and socially-oriented research projects. Proposals must generate new knowledge to broaden our understanding of the major challenges of today’s society, using quantitative methods.

The submission of proposals is structured through a two-stage procedure:

Submission period for proposals: January 10-25, 2022

 

GOALS

  • This call will support excellent social research projects that rely on robust quantitative evidence and an original and innovative approach to provide robust information to better understand current and emerging social challenges.
  • Projects must be focused on Portugal and/or Spain.

 

GRANTS

  • Up to €100,000 per project and up to 24 months duration.

 

WHO CAN APPLY?

The call is open to researchers who can demonstrate research independence and evidence of prior achievements. For this reason, applicants need to meet the following requirements:

  • Certify at least 1 scientific article published in Q1 journals according to the rankings Scimago Journal Rank (SJR) from Scopus or the Journal Citations Report (JCR) from Web of Science in the last 5 years before the closure of the call. For the latter, only indexes Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) and Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) are considered.
  • Hold a PhD awarded more than 2 years before the call deadline as written in the Rules for participation (i.e. before 25th January 2020).

The call is aimed at supporting proposals led by individual researchers of any nationality who conduct their research activity at a non-profit organization: public or private university or research centre legally based in Spain or Portugal.

 

TIMELINE

Phase 1 - Application period (short proposals)

  • Opening of the submission period for short proposals: 10th January 2022
  • Submission deadline: 25th January 2022, at 2 pm CET
  • Evaluation of short proposals: February - March 2022

 

Phase 2 - Pre-selected Proposals (full proposals)

Opening of submission period for full proposals: March 2022

  • Submission deadline: 26th April 2022, at 2 pm CET
  • Evaluation phase 2.1: May 2022
  • Evaluation phase 2.2 (interviews): 22nd-23rd June 2022
  • Announcement of funded projects:  July 2022

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  • The submission of proposals is structured incrementally through a two-phase procedure. Applicants will first submit a 3-page short proposal describing the research idea and the social challenge(s) addressed, taking into consideration its novel and innovative aspects.
  • Applicants with successful short proposals will be invited to submit a full proposal of up to 15 pages providing detailed information on the project and the methodology. At this stage, applicants will also be required to submit a brief document regarding their research expertise and social and public sector expertise (1 page each).
  • Both proposals and the documents required must be submitted in English. All information regarding this programme will be exclusively available in English.

 

 CONTACT

 

 

RESULTS OF THE CALL

Funded projects

List of evaluators

 

CALL DOCUMENTS 

Brochure

Rules for participation
 
Assessment of proposals

 

PHASE 1 DOCUMENTATION

Checklist for phase 1 submissions

Guidelines for the short proposal

Manual Submission short proposal

Proposals preselected for Phase 2


PHASE 2 DOCUMENTATION


Checklist for phase 2 submissions

Guidelines for the full proposal

Manual Submission full proposal

Guidelines for the social and public sector expertise document

Guidelines for the research expertise document

calls

Social Research Call 2021 (SRC 2021)

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”la Caixa” Foundation launches an open and competitive call to fund excellent, innovative and socially-oriented research projects. Proposals must generate new knowledge to broaden our understanding of the major challenges of today’s society, using quantitative methods.

The submission of proposals is structured through a two-stage procedure:

Phase 1 (short proposals): February to May 2021 (Closed)

Phase 2 (full proposals): May to September 2021

 

GOALS

  • This call will support excellent social research projects that rely on robust quantitative evidence and an original and innovative approach to provide robust information to better understand current and emerging social challenges.
  • Projects must be focused on Spain and/or Portugal.

 

GRANTS

  • Up to €100,000 per project and up to 24 months duration.

 

WHO CAN APPLY?

The call is open to researchers who can demonstrate research independence and evidence of prior achievements. For this reason, applicants need to meet the following requirements:

  • Certify at least 1 scientific article published in Q1 journals according to the rankings Scimago Journal Rank (SJR) from Scopus or the Journal Citations Report (JCR) from Web of Science. For the latter, only indexes Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) and Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) are considered.
  • Hold a PhD awarded more than 2 years before the call deadline as written in the Rules for participation (i.e. before 24th February 2019).

The call is aimed at supporting proposals led by individual researchers of any nationality who conduct their research activity at a non-profit organization: public or private university or research centre legally based in Spain or Portugal.

 

TIMELINE

Phase 1 - Short proposals

  • Opening of the submission period for short proposals: 2nd February 2021
  • Submission deadline: 24th February 2021, at 2 pm CET
  • Evaluation of short proposals: March - May 2021


Phase 2 - Full proposals

Opening of submission period for full proposals: 13th May 2021

  • Submission deadline: 23rd June 2021, at 2 pm CET
  • Evaluation phase 2.1: July 2021
  • Evaluation phase 2.2 (interviews): 16th-17th September 2021
  • Announcement of funded projects:  30th September 2021

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  • The submission of proposals is structured incrementally through a two-phase procedure. Applicants will first submit a 3-page short proposal describing the research idea and the social challenge(s) addressed, taking into consideration its novel and innovative aspects.
  • Applicants with successful short proposals will be invited to submit a full proposal of up to 15 pages providing detailed information on the project and the methodology. At this stage, applicants will also be required to submit a brief document regarding their research expertise and social and public sector expertise (1 page each).
  • Both proposals and the documents required must be submitted in English. All information regarding this programme will be exclusively available in English.

 

CONTACT

 

RESULTS OF THE CALL

List of funded projects

List of Evaluators

 

CALL DOCUMENTS 

Brochure

Rules for participation
 
Assessment of proposals

 

PHASE 1 DOCUMENTATION

Checklist for phase 1 submissions

Guidelines for the short proposal

''la Caixa'' foundation's grants online system

Proposals preselected for Phase 2

 
PHASE 2 DOCUMENTATION

Checklist for phase 2 submissions

Guidelines for the full proposal

Guidelines for the social and public sector expertise document

Guidelines for the research expertise document

Proposals selected for the panel interview

 

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