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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

calls

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

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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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Call to support research projects on education and society (FP22_2B)

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The Social Observatory of the ”la Caixa” Foundation has announced a call to support research projects on education and society in Portugal.

Each funded project will receive up to 25,000 euros (excluding 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 the current challenges of education, admitting as objects of study all types of education and all age groups.

 

WE ARE OFFERING:
 

  • Up to 25,000 euros per project (excluding VAT).

 

 WE ARE ASKING:
 

  • 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:
 

  • The call is open to individual researchers or research teams of any nationality conducting their research activity in universities, research centres or private non-profit organisations dedicated to research and with their headquarters in Portugal.

 

CALENDAR:
 

  • Application deadline: proposals can be submitted from 22 September until 1.00 p.m. (GMT) on 6 October 2022.

  • Proposals must be submitted through the online platform designed for this purpose (http://grants.lacaixafoundation.org/). Applications received via other channels will not be accepted. 

  • 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 approximately 6 weeks after the end of the call submission date. Selected candidates will be notified prior to this date via email.

 

CONTACT:
 

 

GENERAL CALL RELATED DOCUMENTS:
 

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Call to support research projects on the social reality of young people (FP22_1B)

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Resolution

The aim of the call was to support research projects on the social reality of young people in Portugal, using quantitative survey data in social sciences.

The call was open to survey-based research projects that could complete the entire path from hypotheses to conclusions within a maximum period of 8 months and present the results of the research in an outreach article to be published by the Social Observatory of the ”la Caixa” Foundation. 

The selection process of the proposals received was conducted by academic experts linked to the field of social sciences. The projects were evaluated without the evaluators knowing the authorship or affiliation of the concurrent researchers.

 

The projects finally selected were as follows:

  • Dropout in higher education: Psychosocial, economical and contextual correlates in post-pandemic era

    Paula Paulino, Cofac - Coop. de Formação e Animação Cultural, C.r.l - Universidade Lusófona

  • Electoral Abstention among Portuguese young people: What explains this phenomenon?

    Cláudia S. Costa, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança

  • BlindGame: a nationally representative survey on online gambling activities among young people

    Ana Farias, Cofac - Coop. de Formação e Animação Cultural, C.r.l - Universidade Lusófona

  • Youth Life Satisfaction & Well-Being:the role of mental health, health behaviour & social engagement
    Lara Ferreira, Universidade do Algarve

  • Intergroup factors and bystanders’ helping behaviors on bias-based cyberbullying incidents    Raquel António 
    Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

 

The following researchers participated in the selection process:

Catarina Delauney - Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Isabel Dias- Universidade do Porto
Paulo Dias - Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Vera Duarte - Universidade do Minho
Maria João Leote de Carvalho - Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Alexandra Lopes - Universidade do Porto
Liliana Paulos - Universidade do Algarve
Alice Ramos - ICS Lisboa
Virginia Sánchez - Universidade de Sevilla

 

12 July 2022

 

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

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Resolution

The aim of the call was to support survey-based research that allows data to be obtained about technology and society in Portugal.
The call was open to survey-based research projects that could complete the entire path from hypotheses to conclusions within a maximum period of 8 months and present the results of the research in an outreach article to be published by the Social Observatory of the ”la Caixa” Foundation. The selection process of the proposals received was conducted by academic experts linked to the field of social sciences. The projects were evaluated without the evaluators knowing the authorship or affiliation of the concurrent researchers.

 

The projects finally selected were as follows:

  • The impact of digitalization on job security and quality in the post-Covid era

    Fernando Almeida, Instituto Superior Politécnico Gaya – ISPGAYA

  • A task-based assessment of the level of digitalization of different sectors of the Portuguese workforce 

    Luis Manso, Associação Laboratório Colaborativo para o Trabalho, Emprego e Proteção Social – LCTEPS

  • Loneliness and problematic use of social networking sites

    Rui Costa, ISPA - Instituto Universitário

  • Teachers promoting digital literacy as a strategy for gender equality – starting from an early age 
    Ana Mouraz, Universidade Aberta (Portugal)

  • Teleworking and Health 
    Pedro Laires, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

 

The following researchers participated in the selection process:

Phase 1

Ana Alexandre – CICS.NOVA
Maria João Leote de Carvalho – CICS.NOVA
Isabel Dias – University of Porto
Teresa Herdeiro - Aveiro University
Sara Barros Araújo - Polytechnic institute of Porto
Susana Batista - NOVA FCS

Phase 2

Carl Bonner-Thompson – University of Brigthon
Mattia Guidi – University of Siena
Cláudia Custodio - Imperial College
Alexandra Lopes - University of Porto
Emla Fitzsimons - University College London
 

Barcelona, 17 December 2021

 

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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

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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

 

Evaluators:

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