Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage Launches Call on Conservation, Protection and Use

The JPICH Call on Conservation, Protection and Use aims to enable the emergence of new research-based frameworks that incorporate knowledge, concepts and values to help manage the ongoing and interlaced changes that affect cultural heritage in relation to its physical and social environment. The Call addresses four broad topics which are essential to understanding change and how to manage it:

1. Analysing and modelling change

2. Developing sustainable protection and enhancement of values

3. Management of cultural heritage at risk

4. Layered protection and conservation

Research projects that contribute to the creation of a sustainable framework for access to cultural heritage and its management, interpretation and protection are invited. The Call aims to fund excellent research that is collaborative, transnational, interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, reflexive and innovative.

Proposals are expected to integrate and capitalize existing knowledge from a variety of disciplines in order to move the field towards truly interdisciplinary studies on preservation and transmission of cultural heritage from generation to generation. Applicants are encouraged to include researchers from a range of areas and disciplines rarely associated with research on cultural heritage. They are also encouraged to include diverse stakeholders and end-users in order to foster an implementation-orientated approach, such as cultural organisations, public authorities, community groups and policy/decision-makers.

Each project consortium must comprise at least three (and a maximum of five) research teams, each from a different country participating in the Call and based in an eligible institution. The participating countries/agencies are:

Belarus – National Academy of science (NASB) – budget €560,000

Cyprus – Research and innovation Foundation (RIF) – budget €400,000

Czech Republic – Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) – budget €350,000

France – Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) – budget €950,000

Italy – Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) – budget €750,000

Latvia – Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia (IZM) – budget €300,000

Norway – The Research Council of Norway (RCN) – budget €1 million

Poland – Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (MKiDN) – budget €100,000

Portugal -Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) – budget €300,000

Spain -State Research Agency (AEI) – budget €400,000

The Netherlands -The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) – €1 million

The United Kingdom – Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) – budget €600,000

The deadline for submission of proposals is 3 September 2019, 16:00 CEST.

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