NORFACE Call for Project Outline Proposals on “Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course: Structures and Procedures”

cropped-norface-eranet-logo1.pngThe NORFACE Network is pleased to announce a new research programme on the topic of Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course: Structures and Procedures (DIAL). The call text and programme specifications are now available, as well as the application form and the frequently asked questions. The deadline for submitting an Outline Proposal is March 30 2016, 13.00 Central European Time.

Existing and rising inequalities pose fundamental challenges to European societies and economies. The increasing gap between rich and poor, exacerbated by the recent financial and economic crises, is a key concern. The sources of inequalities in contemporary societies are complex and highly intertwined and they and their cons equences can only be understood by comprehensive research activities.
The programme is structured around four themes that reflect transitions and trajectories at four stages of the life course, described in detail in the programme text accompanying this call for proposals. These four themes are:
1) early life influences and outcomes;
2) early adult transitions into tertiary education, vocational training and economic activity;
3) labour market and family trajectories and the growth of inequality; and
4) labour market participation in later life and retirement.

Each project team must be composed of at least three research teams consisting of eligible researchers based at universities or research institutes in  three or more  different NORFACE countries participating in this Call. Only researchers employed in the following NORFACE countries are eligible to apply as Main Applicant or Co-Applicant, irrespective of their nationality: Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Lithuania, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Applications to the NORFACE research programme will be processed in two stages. In the first stage, Outline Proposals are invited with a deadline of March 30 2016 13.00 Central European Time. Applicants invited to the second stage will receive a notification by July 2016 inviting them to submit a Full Proposal. The Network Board expects to make funding decisions in June 2017.