HERA Joint Research Programme 2012 "Cultural Encounters"

The HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) Network is pleased to announce a new Joint Research Programme (JRP) on Cultural Encounters (CE). Nineteen research councils from 18 countries and the European Commission are making up to €18.5 million available. The research programme will fund new and exciting humanities-centred projects on Cultural Encounters involving researchers from three or more participating countries.
Summary of the funding opportunity
Funding is available for research projects addressing the theme of Cultural Encounters that involve at least three researchers from three different eligible countries. The application process will be in two stages.
The draft timetable for applications is:
- Outline Proposals to be submitted 4 May 2012, 14:00 Central European Time/13:00 Greenwich Mean Time
- Shortlisted applicants to submit Full Proposals in October 2012.
Which Countries Are Involved?
The following countries have committed to the HERA JRP on Cultural Encounters:
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden and United Kingdom.
The European Commission is providing top-up funding via an ERANET Plus grant to the HERA JRP CE initiative.
The European Science Foundation (ESF) acts as the handling agency for the application and selection process.


The selection process has been finalized. 593 proposals were submitted in response to the Call for Outline proposals out of which 89 proposals were selected for the Full Proposal stage. 18 projects are finally funded 

For questions regarding the national eligibility rules, please contact your respective funding agency.

The list of the national contact points can be found here.

For further information regarding the kind of issues that should be governed by a Consortium Agreement at the implementation phase please follow this link.

If you have any questions about the selection process, please contact the HERA Office at hera@esf.org.

Cultural Encounters