Call to support research projects about technology and society (FP21-1B)

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The Social Observatory of the ”la Caixa” Foundation has announced a call to support research projects on technology and society in Portugal, using quantitative survey data in social sciences.


This call will finance up to 5 research projects, with up to 25,000 euros each (exclusive of VAT). 

 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

 

Original, quantitative research projects about issues of special relevance to today’s socioeconomic context.

We particularly welcome proposals that study technology and society from the following perspectives: 

  • Digitalisation of work 
  • Education
  • Technology, social interactions and relationships
  • Health and well-being
  • Social media
  • Environmental issues
  • Access to technology, information and knowledge
  • Social and digital divides
  • Ethics and human rights 

 

WE ARE OFFERING

 

The maximum funding for each project is 25,000 euros (excluding VAT) to cover: 
•    3,000 euros for the research group (including the university or research centre’s expenses and overheads, and excluding VAT). 
•    The costs of the survey: The ”la Caixa” Foundation will commission the survey to a company of its choice (upon agreement with the Project Leader), assuming all the costs involved (see terms and conditions for further details). 

 

WE ARE ASKING FOR:

 

  • An original, unpublished outreach report explaining the results and conclusions of the research.
  • The latest delivery period for the report is 8 months, starting from the notification that the proposal has been selected. 
  • The university or research centre carrying out the project must sign an agreement with the ”la Caixa” Foundation.   

 

WHO CAN APPLY

 

This call aims to support proposals led by a researcher of any nationality who conduct their activity in universities, research centres or private non-profit organisations dedicated to research, legally based in Portugal.

 

CALENDAR

 

•    Application deadline: The proposals can be submitted until 13.00 GMT on 29 September 2021.
•    Proposals must be submitted through the online platform between 7 September 2021 and 29 September 2021. Applications received via other channels will not be accepted. The link to the online platform will be published on 7 September 2021. 
•    Notification of the selected proposal will be made by means of the contact email of the main researcher that was provided during the application process. Information on the resolution of the call will be published on the website of the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” approximately 6 weeks after the end of the call submission date.

CONTACT

 

For any inquiries regarding this call, you can write to the Social Observatory at oobservatoriosocial@fundacaolacaixa.org.

 

DOCUMENTATION

 

 

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

 

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


ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS

Call to support research projects on the social impact of covid-19 (LL20-3)

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Resolution

The aim of the call was to support research projects on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
on Portuguese society.
The call was open to research projects that could complete the entire path from hypotheses to
conclusions within a maximum period of 6 months and present the results of the research in an
outreach article to be published by the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa”.
The selection process of the proposals received was conducted by academic experts from the
field of social sciences. The projects remained anonymous throughout the evaluation process.

 

The projects finally selected were as follows:

  • Mental health after infection: Effects of Covid-19 on survivors’ psychosocial functioning

    Inês Trindade, CINEICC, University of Coimbra, Portugal

  • COVID-19 pandemic and early education services for 0-3 children: Educational and social impact

    Sara Barros Araújo, Centre for Research and Innovation in Education (inED)

  • Whose Lives Should Be Saved? Patients’ Race/Ethnicity and Medical Rationing during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Ana Filipa Albuquerque Madeira, Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa

  • Teaching and learning at distance in Portugal during COVID-19 times

    Luís Miguel Rainho Catela Nunes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Nova School of Business and Economics

  • Measuring the poverty and inequality impact of Covid-19 and the cushioning effect of policies

    Joana Silva, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

 

The following researchers participated in the selection process:

António Fidalgo – Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Clare Vaughan – Newcastle University
Claudia Custodio – Imperial College London
Eva Schliephake – Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Francisco Queiró – Nova School of Business and Economics (Portugal)
Geraldo Cerqueiro – Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Ioana Chioveanu – University of Nottingham
Jenny Smith – Social Investment Business (UK)
João Ferrão – Universidade de Lisboa
Jorge García-Hombrados – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Marta Bucholc – Universität Bonn
Marta Fraile – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain)
Miguel Ferreira – Nova School of Business and Economics (Portugal)
Teresa Molina-Millán – Universidad de Alicante


Barcelona, 16 November 2020

Call to support survey-based projects on the social impact of Covid-19 in Portugal

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Resolution

The aim of the call was to support survey-based research that allows data to be obtained on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Portuguese society. The call was open to research projects that could complete the entire path from hypotheses to conclusions within a maximum period of 6 months and present the results of the research in an outreach article to be published by the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa”. The selection process of the proposals received was conducted by academic experts from the field of social sciences. The projects remained anonymous throughout the evaluation process.

 

The projects finally selected were as follows:

  • Health and well-being of the Portuguese citizens: impacts of the COVID-19

    Lara Palmira Gomes Medeiros Nobre de Noronha e Ferreira, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal

  • “To take or not to take?”: Perceptions of the Portuguese Population on Covid-19 Vaccination

    Maria Teresa Herdeiro, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

  • The social impact of Infection Prevention and Control on residential structure for the elderly during COVID-19 crisis

    Sónia Gonçalves Pereira, Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal

 

The following researchers participated in the selection process:

Diana Bonfim - Banco de Portugal
Lénia Mestrinho - Nova School of Business and Economics (Portugal)
Miquel Requena - Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Spain)
Tim Riffe Max Planck - Institute for Demographic Research (Germany)


Barcelona, 16 November 2020