Call for proposals for NRP 80 on "Covid-19 in Society" published

NRP 80 is primarily aimed at researchers in the humanities and social sciences. They can submit their pre-proposals until 24 January 2022.

In accordance with its government mandate, the SNSF is launching a call for the National Research Programme "Covid-19 in Society" (NRP 80).

The research programme will investigate which social dimensions and processes influenced the course of the pandemic and the resulting short-, medium- and long-term effects. In addition, it will seek to determine the relevant factors and measures that contribute to the best possible management of the pandemic in Switzerland. Another goal is to gain generalisable knowledge from the Covid-19 pandemic in order to proactively manage future pandemics.

The research programme comprises three research modules:

Module 1: Supporting responsible behaviour
The module addresses the questions: what role does or should responsible behaviour play in ensuring adequate protection during a pandemic and how can such behaviour be supported?

Module 2: Supporting individual and collective welfare
This module focuses on how individual and collective welfare are affected during a pandemic and how both can be supported together.

Module 3: Supporting crisis management and lasting change
This module explores how to promote effective crisis management in a pandemic and which lessons from the pandemic can contribute to sustainable social development

Active knowledge transfer is of central importance in NRP 80. Researchers work closely with practitioners and stakeholder groups relevant to their project.

A total budget of CHF 14 million is available for NRP 80; the research phase will last three years. Projects will be selected in a two-stage process. Pre-proposals must be submitted by 24 January 2022, 17:00 (Swiss local time) via the
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For detailed information on participation requirements and project selection, please refer to the call document.