Background: Definitions and a plea for a new understanding of SSH Integration
Interdisciplinarity: “Integration of information, data, techniques, tools, perspectives, concepts or theories from two or more disciplines. Disciplines may be from the natural sciences, technology, engineering, economics, Social Sciences and Humanities.
Transdisciplinarity: “Approaches and methodologies that integrate as necessary a) theories, concepts, knowledge, data, and techniques from two or more scientific disciplines; and b) non-academic and non-formalized knowledge.
SSH Integration: “Contributions of Social Sciences and Humanities which are part of an interdisciplinary approach, involving collaboration between SSH disciplines and non-SSH disciplines, such as natural sciences, physical and bio-sciences, medicine, engineering sciences and technology.”
SSH Integration in practice
The European Commission has "flagged" topics in Horizon Europe calls that require the inclusion of SSH research.
How to find SSH-flagged topics?
On the Funding & Tenders Opportunities Portal is a full list with all the topics considered as dedicated or relevant for SSH.
In addition to the search engine on the Funding & tender opportunities portal this document is designed to help potential proposers find SSH-related topics across the different parts of Horizon Europe in Work Programmes 2021-2022.
The document is published on a regular basis and includes SSH relevant topics in all parts of Horizon Europe.
Download the latest version here.
SSH integration works
Net4Society developed a compilation of success stories which highlight best practice examples of successful SSH integration in Horizon 2020, the previous programme for research and innovation.
Another factsheet explains key issues and good practices to successfully integrate the social sciences and humanities in research projects funded under Horizon 2020.