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Opportunity profile: Social science crosses borders

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Open Research Area call involves UK, France, Germany and Canada, with Japan an additional partner

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The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in the UK, the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) in France, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Germany and the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) have joined forces for the seventh call of the Open Research Area social science programme.

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