ECRP European Collaborative Research Projects in the Social Sciences

The European Science Foundation has launched the 2009 Call for Proposals for the European Collaborative Research Projects (ECRP) scheme in the social sciences with the support of 21 ECRP funding organisations (EFOs) in 20 countries (see attachment!). The ECRP scheme is designed to advance international research collaboration in the social sciences by facilitating academic cooperation and pooling of expertise in Europe and beyond. The scheme offers the opportunity to carry out investigator-driven, interdisciplinary research on any topic in the social sciences which demonstrates suitability for international collaboration. ECRP applications must involve research teams in a minimum of three participating countries. Researchers from all non-participating countries may be involved with associate status. Projects need not be exclusively European in their focus.

The ECRP scheme is run annually with a one-stage application procedure and a two-stage assessment process coordinated by the European Science Foundation. Final funding decisions are made at national level in accordance with national rules.

European Collaborative Research Projects (ECRP) in the social sciences

Launch of call: 13 January 2009
Deadline for submission of proposals: 12 March 2009, 16.00 CET

For inquiries on the ECRP scheme, please contact:
Ms. Sarah Moore; email: