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The National Science Centre together with NORFACE network is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity on Welfare States Future. We invite proposals for innovative research addressing the theme Welfare State Futures that involve researchers from at least three different eligible countries:

  • Austria
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

Projects with duration of up to three years can be proposed. Within this call the NCN Council has allocated 826 000 EUR for Polish research projects.


Welfare states are at a critical turning point. The development of welfare systems was one of the defining characteristics of the 20th century, especially in Europe. However, in times of change, it will be important to re-think ‘the welfare state’ with a programme of innovative research designed to ask, and answer, fundamental questions about the design, delivery and experience of welfare in the 21st century.

This call covers five themes of research on Welfare State Futures:

  1. People and the welfare state.
  2. Inequalities, diversity and welfare states.
  3. Rethinking the economics of the welfare state.
  4. The future politics of the welfare state.
  5. Shifting responsibilities for welfare.

Project Outline Proposals are invited with a deadline of April 16 2013, 11.59 (noon) Central European Time.

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