The Berlin University Alliance is dedicating an initial stage of the Grand Challenge Initiative to the discussion of social cohesion. Both a descriptive and normative term, social cohesion has been at the center of vigorous debates on democracy, the future of technology and industry, diversity, heritage, migration, social and economic transformation, environmental and resource conflicts, digital spaces, resistance, resilience, health and much more.
In August 2018, the Berlin University Alliance invited researchers in Berlin to submit proposals for networking and identifying projects for the main application phase. This first call for proposals has ended. You can find a complete list of all supported projects here.
In the spring of 2020, further calls for proposals will follow, as the Alliance aims to establish long-term research in the field of social cohesion through multi-year funding programs. The new calls will also be open to researchers who did not submit proposals in this first call. We plan on publishing the next call at the end of February.
Please address any questions about the current and future funding lines in the topic of social cohesion to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Nicola Isendahl | Dr. Thorsten Philipp