All the applications will now be evaluated by a peer-review panel of international experts.
Chair of NOS-HS, Terje Lohndal, is very excited with the number of received applications and says:
”With this call we wanted to highlight the importance of strengthening the Nordic cooperation within the humanities and social sciences. Though the applications demonstrate a gender balance among the project leaders, we also see that mainly among female researchers within the humanities and social sciences there seems to be a need for this support."
The primary objective of the workshops will be to support the development of new researcher- and curiosity-driven research areas and programmes within the humanities and social sciences in the Nordic countries.
Furthermore, the NOS-HS objectives for explorative workshops are to:
- encourage the inclusion of junior scholars and actors from outside academia in Nordic social sciences and humanities networks
- promote curiosity-driven and novel bottom-up research
- promote Nordic added value in research
- include researchers from all career stages to develop new networks
- encourage early-career researchers to have active roles
- include actors from outside academia when appropriate
- support planning stages of large-scale projects
In addition to NordForsk the call is funded by the NOS-HS member organisations:
- Academy of Finland, Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences
- Independent Research Fund Denmark – Social Sciences
- Independent Research Fund Denmark – Humanities
- Swedish Research Council
- The Research Council of Norway
The decision on which workshops are to be granted funding is likely to be December 2022. The workshops will probably start in early 2023.