Social Sciences and Humanities Community Receives Funding for Groundbreaking Projects

Social Sciences and Humanities Community Receives Funding for Groundbreaking Projects

(IN BRIEF) The Open Competition SSH-XS programme has awarded its first two rounds, allowing 121 researchers to start their innovative projects in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) field. The competition emphasizes experimentation and innovation without predefined outcomes, and covers a range of topics including the relationship between motor function and decision-making, housing problems, global architectural history, and the evolution of stress. Applications for rounds 3 and 4 of the competition can be submitted before 9 February and 20 April, respectively.

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 3-Feb-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) is proud to announce the first two rounds of the highly anticipated Open Competition SSH-XS programme have been awarded, providing an opportunity for 121 researchers to bring their innovative and groundbreaking ideas to life. The competition is unique in that it encourages experimentation and innovation without the pressure of predefined outcomes.

The projects in this competition cover a broad range of research in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) and aim to provide new perspectives on some of the most pressing issues of our time. One researcher will explore the relationship between our motor system and decision-making, while another will delve into the multiple housing problems faced by people, such as unaffordability, insecurity, and sustainability.

Another exciting project will follow the journey of the 19th-century colonial chair, the ‘planter’s chair’, to shed light on global architectural history. And, in response to the growing concerns around stress and overwork, a researcher will collaborate with experts from various disciplines to better understand the evolution of stress over time.

NWO invites all researchers with innovative ideas to apply for rounds 3 and 4 of the Open Competition SSH-XS programme before the deadlines of 9 February and 20 April at 14:00, respectively. With its commitment to fostering experimentation and innovation, NWO is proud to provide a platform for researchers to advance knowledge in the social sciences and humanities.

Go to an overview of the honoured projects

Media contact:

Ninja Rijnks-Kleikamp (Open Competition XS)
+31 70 349 4346



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