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Call Facts

Opening date: 31st March 2020
Closing date: 22nd September 2020
Organisation in charge of the call: Dutch Research Council (NWO)
Contact: JPI-CH@nwo.nl
Budget: 6,130,081 euros

Presentation of the call

Scholars are invited to submit research proposals on the role of heritage in society from different (inter)national perspectives and value systems. This includes questions such as what role heritage plays in the formation of identities, how institutions can inclusively manage heritage, and to what extent digitization contributes to meaningful access to heritage. The call aims to support interdisciplinary research that is set up and carried out by transnational consortia within the context of a single project.

Applicants are encouraged to collaborate in a cross-disciplinary manner to combine knowledge and expertise from the humanities and social sciences, arts, and the technical and/or physical sciences. Interdisciplinary exchange is necessary to develop innovative research into cultural heritage.

The most important admissibility criteria of the call are:

  • The maximum duration of the projects is 36 months.
  • All project proposals contain at least three research teams that are eligible for funding from the various countries participating in this call and are part of an institute that is eligible for this funding.
  • A maximum of five teams may participate in each project proposal.
  • At least one stakeholder must be involved as an Associate Partner to strengthen the impact and societal relevance of the project.
  • Applications should satisfy the admissibility criteria for the national research teams in the transnational research consortia and may not exceed the maximum budgets that can be applied for in this regard.
  • All proposals, including compulsory documents, must be submitted in English.

Given the global developments and their impact on research collaboration, we would like to support you to get in touch with potentially interested partners. An email group (called JPICH-CHIP) has been set up for this purpose, in which ideas for research proposals can be shared. You can use this service by registering via this link. The email group is an initiative of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in the UK.


JPI CH Cultural Heritage Identities Perspectives - Call for Proposals

JPI CH CHIP - Budget tables

JPI CH CHIP - FAQs and Glossary

JPI CH CHIP ISAAC - Instructions for Applicants

JPI CH CHIP - Proposal Template



Five topics have therefore been selected in the call. Applicants are expressly invited to combine questions from/perspectives on several topics.

The topics are:

  • Rethinking the implicit role of cultural heritage in society.
  • Perspectives on and constructions of cultural heritage.
  • Cultural heritage management approaches: co-creation, connecting communities, and sustainable development goals.
  • Innovative and inclusive (digital) access to cultural heritage.
  • Impacts of cultural heritage: cultural, economic, user, public and social values.

Funding institutions & partners

Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF)
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MSMT)
Estonian Research Council (ETAg)
Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR)
General Secretariat for Research & Technology (GSRT)
Dutch Research Council (NWO)
Ministry of Education and Science (IZM)
Lietuvos mokslo taryba (LMT)
The Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (MKiDN)
Fundação para a Cienêcia e a Tecnologia (FCT)
Swedish Research Council (SRC)
Arts and Humanities Research COuncil (AHRC)
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