NORFACE Welfare State Futures

The New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Cooperation in Europe (NORFACE) Network is pleased to announce its new research programme Welfare State Futures, a programme of innovative research designed to ask, and answer, fundamental questions about the design, delivery and experience of welfare in the 21st Century. 

NORFACE is a partnership between 15 research councils to increase cooperation in research and research policy in Europe and beyond. It extends and formalises existing working relationships between countries and provides a framework and vision for a durable multi-national strategic partnership in research funding and practice, especially within the social sciences. Since 2004, NORFACE has received core funding through the European Commission’s ERA-NET scheme. This highly topical and policy-relevant theme offers an approach from a variety of perspectives and disciplines, enables and encourages multi-disciplinarity and offers a fruitful area for a pan-European approach with opportunities for comparison.

There is a two-stage submission process. Candidates whose proposal has been shortlisted are now invited to submit a full proposal by 16 January 2014.

All Full Proposals must be completed in English and follow the proposal structure as indicated in the application template available on the NORFACE website.

The Full Proposals should be in PDF format and must be submitted via the electronic application system ISAAC. Guidance on how to submit the proposal is available on the NORFACE website. Proposals received after the deadline, or failing to comply with the published requirements, will be rejected.

Only candidates who are invited to do so by the Network Board are eligible to submit a Full Proposal. If the stated maximum number of words or pages is exceeded, or if the necessary documents are not included, the application may be automatically disqualified. Only one application template per Full Proposal may be submitted

Further information

To find out more about the programme please email: