Transnational Joint Call ‘Digging Into Data Challenge’

Interdisciplinary research,
education and capacity building

The Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) and The Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities (T-AP) announce a call for data-based projects.

Deadline: 29 Jun 2016

The Call is specifically aiming to advance multidisciplinary collaborative projects in digital scholarship that may address any research question in the Humanities and/or Social Sciences. Examples of research challenges that may be considered in projects include (but are not limited to):

• Interpreting data: using data-based analysis, modelling and simulation techniques to gain new insights into how an increasingly connected and digital world is changing the ways in which groups and individuals are interacting, including but not limited to the creation and development of creative, cultural, and societal processes and phenomena, as well as analysis of historical trends and linguistic change.
• Novel application of data: using one or more data sources which were not originally designed/generated/collected for research purposes, for example open data/open source systems or ‘live’ data generated in real-time, either alone or in combination to address humanities and/or social science research questions.
• Employing multi-form and/or multi-source data in research: exploring the potential for calibration, combination and interoperability of datasets in two or more different formats and/or from two or more different sources in order to address humanities and/or social science research questions.

Dates for Submission of Proposal: from 15 April 2016 to 29 June 2016.

Argentina, Brazil (São Paulo), Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Mexico, Portugal, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Please consult the call information in FCT website.

National funding commitment for the call: 250.000 €
Maximum requested funding for a consortium with Portuguese participation: 62.500 €

Note: if more than one Portuguese institution participates in a given consortium, the budget has to be shared. Portuguese institutions must follow FCT's Legislation, Regulations and Norms . The dedication (FTE) in transnational projects is not taken into account for the 100% (FTE) dedication to national projects.

National Contact Point
Gonçalo Zagalo
Tel: (+351) 213 924 455

Maria Maia
Tel: (+351) 213 911 543

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Av. D. Carlos I, 126 - 7º
1249 – 074 LISBOA

T-AP website