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T-AP Social Innovation Call Awards Announced

Trans-Atlantic Platform Announces 10 Teams to be Awarded Grants in the Social Innovation Call. 

The Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) for the Social Sciences and Humanities, a collaboration between funders from several different countries, is pleased to announce the awardees of the T-AP Social Innovation Call. A total of approximately €4,966,000 million was awarded to ten international teams to investigate collaborative research projects which will add to understandings of social innovation and deliver social innovations through new research. 

The T-AP Social Innovation Call is supported by selected international funders from across the larger T-AP funding network. The participating countries and funding organizations in this call include: Brazil (FAPESP); Canada (SSHRCFRQSC); Finland (AKA); France (ANR); Germany (BMBF/DLR); Poland (NCBR); The Netherlands (NWO); United Kingdom (AHRCESRC). Each of the funded teams include principal investigators and partners from a minimum of three countries, with participation on both sides of the Atlantic. These teams will be pursuing interdisciplinary research on a diverse range of topics related to social innovation, including the arts, environment, sustainable development, history, healthcare, education, youth, housing, social activism and Indigenous research.

The T-AP is a collaboration between key humanities and social science funders and facilitators from South America, North America and Europe (full list of T-AP partners). The Platform aims to enhance the ability of funders, research organizations and researchers to engage in transnational dialogue and collaboration. The T-AP Social Innovation call builds upon past collaborative activities under the T-AP Digging into Data Challenge.

T-AP Social Innovation Call List of Awardees

Colonization of the sacred places of the Xavante territory of Marãiwatsédé and São Marcos

  • Brazil (FAPESP): Cláudia Regina Plens, Universidade Federal de São Paulo
  • Canada (SSHRC): Ivan Roksandic, University of Winnipeg
  • Poland (NCBR): Katarzyna Górka, Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences

Collaboration for Social Innovation: Scaling for Impact

  • The Netherlands (NWO): Florian Noseleit, University of Groningen
  • Canada (SSHRC): Tina Dacin, Queen’s University
  • Germany (DFG): Christine Volkmann, University of Wuppertal

Documenting Africans in Trans-Atlantic Slavery

  • Canada: Paul Lovejoy, York University (SSHRC) and Jean-Pierre Le Glaunec, Université Sherbrooke (FRQSC)
  • France (ANR): Myriam Cottias, French National Centre for Scientific Research
  • United Kingdom (ESRC): Sean Kelley, University of Essex

New Frontiers in Social Innovation Research: Social Innovation Management for BIOPlastics

  • Canada (SSHRC): Tammara Soma, Simon Fraser University
  • United Kingdom (ESRC): Benny Tjahjono, Coventry University
  • Poland (NCBR): Grażyna Wieteska, University of Lodz; Barbara Ocicka, SGH Warsaw School of Economics
  • Brazil (FAPESP): Sandra Andrea Cruz, Federal University of São Carlos

Social Innovation Processes in and around Multinational Companies: The Role of Social Activists and their Transnational Networks

  • United Kingdom (ESRC): Tony Edwards, Loughborough University
  • The Netherlands (NWO): Ayse Saka-Helmhout, Radboud University
  • Canada (SSHRC and FRQSC): Gregor Murray, Université de Montréal

Social Innovation through Participatory Art and Design with Youth at the Margins: Solutions for Engaging and Empowering Youth with Trans-Atlantic Mirroring

  • Finland (AKA): Satu Miettinen, University of Lapland
  • Brazil (FAPESP): Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos, University of São Paulo
  • Canada (SSHRC and FRQSC): Anne Marchand, Université de Montréal
  • United Kingdom (ESRC): Paul Wilson, University of Leeds

Socially Innovative Interventions to Foster and to Advance Young Children’s Inclusion and Agency in Society through Voice and Story

  • Finland (AKA): Tuija Turunen, University of Lapland
  • Canada (SSHRC): Anne Burke, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • United Kingdom (ESRC): Mhairi Beaton, Leeds Beckett University

Social Pharmaceutical Innovation for Unmet Medical Needs

  • Canada (SSHRC): Conor Douglas, York University
  • Brazil (FAPESP): Fernando Aith, Universidade de São Paulo
  • France (ANR): Vololona Rabeharisoa, ARMINES
  • Netherlands (NWO): Ellen Moors, Utrecht University

User-Valued Innovations for Social Housing Upgrading through Trans-Atlantic Living Labs

  • Brazil (FAPESP): Doris Catharine Cornelie Knatz Kowaltowski, University of Campinas
  • Germany (DFG): Sigrun Kabisch, UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
  • The Netherlands (NWO): Clarine van Oel, Delft University of Technology
  • United Kingdom (ESRC): Patricia Tzortzopoulos Fazenda, University of Huddersfield

Worlding Public Cultures: The Arts and Social Innovation

  • United Kingdom (ESRC): Paul Goodwin, University of the Arts London
  • Canada: Ming Tiampo, Carleton University (SSHRC) and Alice Ming Wai Jim, Concordia University (FRQSC)
  • The Netherlands (NWO): Wayne Modest, Vrije Universiteit
  • Germany (DFG): Monica Juneja, Heidelberg University

T-AP Social Innovation Review Panel

Professor Kim Sawchuk, Concordia University (Chair)

Professor Susan Halford, University of Bristol (Vice-Chair)

Dr. Frans Coenen, University of Twente

Dr. Benoit Desmarchelier, Université de Lille

Professor Jean-Marc Fontan, Université du Québec à Montréal

Professor John Grin, University of Amsterdam

Professor Jeremy Hall, University of Sussex

Dr. Hanna Liberska, Kazimierz Wielki University

Professor Susan Lord, Queen's University

Professor Leandro Silva Medrano, University of Sao Paulo

Professor Celina M. Olszak, University of Economics in Katowice

Professor Jussi Pakkasvirta, University of Helsinki

Dr. Dieter Rehfeld, Institute for Work and Technology

Professor Katariina Salmela-Aro, University of Helsinki

Dr. Thomas Winzen, University of Essex


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