What is it?

The Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” Foundation launches an open and competitive call for high quality social research projects that rely on data to provide robust quantitative evidence and insights about current and emerging social challenges through an original and innovative approach.

Who can apply?

Open to researchers from all disciplines in social sciences and humanities whose research focuses on current or emerging social challenges, shedding light on social phenomena and providing a better understanding or assessment of social issues in the Spanish and/or Portuguese context.

What outcomes?

Results orientated funding scheme leading to at least one scientific publication in an indexed journal, a
dissemination article for a lay audience and one knowledge brokering activity.

How to apply?

Straightforward application process. Two-stage submission process: 3-page short proposal followed by 15-page full proposal for shortlisted applications.

How much is the funding?

Up to 100,000 euros per awarded project and up to 24 months of duration. Successful applicants
will be invited to join ”la Caixa” Foundation’s Social Research Talent Network.

Important dates:

10th JANUARY – Call opening
25th JANUARY- Deadline for short proposals
FEBRUARY – MARCH – Evaluation of short proposals (phase 1)
MARCH – Call opening for full proposals
APRIL – Deadline for full proposals
MAY – JUNE – Evaluation of full proposals (phase 2)
22nd-23rd JUNE – Interviews
JULY – Announcement of funded projects
OCTOBER – DECEMBER – Start of projects

More information available HERE.