International joint research call “Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World” now launched

The Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) for Social Sciences and Humanities, an unprecedented collaboration between humanities and social science research funders from South America, North America and Europe, is pleased to launch its third joint research call on Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World.

The T-AP research call on Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World (RRR) aims to address key gaps in our understanding of the dynamic and complex interaction of medium and long-term societal effects of COVID-19 pandemic. This understanding, in turn, should advance knowledge of how to mitigate the negative societal effects of COVID-19 pandemic and support recovery and renewal in a post-pandemic world. Applicants are required to submit novel interdisciplinary and significant SSH research proposals that address one or more of the following five challenges:

  • reducing inequalities and vulnerabilities;
  • building a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable society;
  • fostering democratic governance and political participation;
  • advancing responsible and inclusive digital innovation; and
  • ensuring effective and accurate communication and media.

Applicants must apply as a transnational research project partnership. Each project must comprise at least three eligible Principal Investigators from at least three different T-AP participating countries from both sides of the Atlantic.

Expected duration of projects: between 24 and 36 months

The list of participating countries and agencies:


Funding organization


São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)


Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) 

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)


Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MinCiencias)


Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ)


Academy of Finland (AKA)


Agence Nationale de la recherche (ANR)


Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)/ Project Management Agency (DLR-PT)

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)


National Science Centre (NCN)

South Africa

National Research Foundation (NRF)


Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

 United Kingdom

UK Research and Innovation – Arts and Humanities Research Council (UKRI AHRC)

UK Research and Innovation – Economic and Social Research Council (UKRI ESRC)

United States of America

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The full text of the call is available on the page Open calls.