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COVID-19 Recovery: IDRC joins the Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) for Social Sciences and Humanities in a new call for funding

March 16, 2021
As part of our efforts to mobilize alliances and address COVID-19 recovery, IDRC is working with the  Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) for Social Sciences and Humanities to address key gaps in our understanding of the societal effects of the pandemic.
Street vendor outside police station in Escuintla, Guatemala. Marta Gomez’s favourite spot used to be the bus station, but restrictions forced it to shut. People are buying coffee and sandwiches and wearing masks.
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Street vendor outside police station in Escuintla, Guatemala. Marta Gomez’s favourite spot used to be the bus station, but restrictions forced it to shut. People are buying coffee and sandwiches and wearing masks.

IDRC joins the platform just in time to take part in a new call for funding, called the Trans-Atlantic Platform Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World (RRR). The RRR call provides an opportunity for social science and humanities researchers from both sides of the Atlantic to collaborate on at least one of five key aspects of COVID-19 recovery:

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

Applicants must apply as a transnational research project partnership, with each project comprising at least three eligible principal investigators from at least three different T-AP participating countries on both sides of the Atlantic.

The call doesn’t open until April 12, but applicants are encouraged to start discussing possible projects with prospective partners now. More information is available on the T-AP website.

IDRC is pleased to be working on this call, particularly in our role supporting the engagement of leading researchers from Latin America on issues that are global in scope. The following Latin American countries are eligible for IDRC funding under this call: Belize, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru.

IDRC is also pleased to play a leadership role alongside key Canadian funding partners, namely the the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Quebec’s Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture  in enhancing regional and international collaboration opportunities.

T-AP is a joint initiative among humanities and social science research funders from South America, North America, Europe, and Africa. T-AP aims to enhance the ability of funders, research organisations, and researchers to engage in transnational dialogue and partnerships, and heighten awareness of the role the social sciences and humanities play in addressing 21st century challenges. Please visit the T-AP website for more information.

The call will be open for applications on April 12, 2021.