CHANSE (Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe) is a programme supporting research in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences implemented by 27 research funding institutions from 24 European countries and coordinated by the NCN. The main goal of the CHANSE programme is to announce a call for international research projects: Transformations: Social and cultural dynamics in the digital age. CHANSE aims to finance high-quality international research projects and inspire collaboration between researchers and various stakeholder groups, such as: NGOs, cultural institutions, legislators, policy makers, schools, etc.

The CHANSE program has been co-created by the HERA and NORFACE networks  supporting research in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences, respectively. The CHANSE consortium has acquired a co-funding of EUR 10 million from the Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme

Call for proposals

Transformations: Social and cultural dynamics in the digital age (pre-announcement)

We are pleased to inform you that the CHANSE (Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe) consortium will soon announce a call for international research projects: Transformations: social and cultural dynamics in the digital age.  The total call budget amounts to EUR 36 M and includes over EUR 26 M of national allocations complemented by up to 10 million in co-funding from the European Commission.

Information about the call:

More information about the call can be found here:

Project team: Composed of at least four Principal Investigators, i.e. partners, eligible to receive funding from the CHANSE funders from four or more different countries participating in the call

Project duration: 24-36 months

Recommended cap on funding for one international project: 1 500 000 EUR

Indicative timeline:

  • Official call announcement and launch of the submission system: March 2021
  • Deadline for outline proposals: May 7th, 2021, 14.00 CEST
  • Deadline for full proposals (for invited applicants): December 7th, 2021, 14.00 CET
  • Call results: May/June 2022
  • Earliest funded project start: September/October 2022

Countries participating in the call:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom


In order to facilitate the process of forming research consortia, we offer applicants a partner search tool available here: This tool can be used by projects looking for partners and partners looking for projects.      

In mid-January 2021 the full list of national contact points will be published on the CHANSE website and then they will be available for questions about national eligibility requirements.

For general questions please contact:

  • Dr Malwina Gębalska, CHANSE programme coordinator
  • Michał Kaczmarek, CHANSE Coordination Office

National Science Center, Poland