2 January 2019
Horizon 2020 – Science With and For Society: New Calls Now Open
Thirteen new call topics under the Horizon 2020 Science With and For Society programme are now accepting proposals for research examining the intersection of social policy and science research.
The Science With and For Society (SwafS) programme aims to address the European societal challenges of Horizon 2020, through both building capacities and developing innovative ways of connecting science to society. It will make science more attractive, especially to young people, increase society’s appetite for innovation, and open up further research and innovation activities.
The focus of Science with and for Society for 2018-20 is on the following five core strategic orientations:
- Accelerating and catalysing processes of institutional change.
- Stepping up the support to Gender Equality in Research & Innovation policy.
- Building the territorial dimension of SwafS partnerships.
- Exploring and supporting citizen science.
- Building the knowledge base for SwafS.
Each strategic orientation, as appropriate, takes into account all SwafS lines of activity: public engagement, science education (formal, informal and non-formal), gender equality, ethics/research integrity, open access/data, and governance, scientific careers, due and proportional precaution, and science communication.
Funding levels are indicative, and do not preclude the submission or selection of proposals requesting other amounts. Each topic has its own eligibility requirements, with universities, research institutes and other non-profit making organisations within Europe generally able to apply. Applications can be made online via the European Commission’s Funding & Tenders Portal.
The deadline for all topics is 2 April 2019.