[MGSA-L] *New Deadline: 14 October* Call for Research Project Proposals 2020

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A.G. Leventis Research Innovation Programme on Cyprus

Call for Research Project Proposals 2020<https://lse.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0cffe523acd8e0bbaa83d3ab1&id=980c366019&e=a9acf6c911>

The Hellenic Observatory established a new initiative in 2019 dedicated to innovative research on Cyprus regarding issues of contemporary academic and policy-relevant significance. This Programme<https://lse.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0cffe523acd8e0bbaa83d3ab1&id=7f353817de&e=a9acf6c911> is funded by the A.G. Leventis Foundation and is based on research calls put out by the HO, for projects to be conducted by external researchers. The purpose of the programme is to develop and support high-quality academic and policy-related research and publications within the social sciences on Cyprus.

For the second year, the LSE’s Hellenic Observatory invites applications<https://lse.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0cffe523acd8e0bbaa83d3ab1&id=5276ee113c&e=a9acf6c911> from researchers to conduct high-quality and policy relevant research on contemporary Cyprus. Unless otherwise indicated, projects are eligible for consideration from across the social sciences; have either a domestic or external focus; and/or place Cyprus in comparative perspective. Projects should normally have a clear relevance to public policy in Cyprus.

Research Themes & Level of Awards

1. Collaborative Research Project: GBP £25,000 grant - the project to run for a maximum of 24 months (one award)

The Impacts of COVID-19 on Cyprus
Cyprus appears to be a success story so far, as the early lockdown and interruption of flights has meant a comparatively low number of COVID-19 related deaths. Nonetheless, in addition to the health impacts of the virus, the pandemic and lockdown have had major effects on business, communities, families, individuals and the state.
We welcome interdisciplinary proposals that address at least two of the following aspects:
1. Bi-communal relations: the consequences of how the two communities have been impacted by COVID-19.
2. Policy delivery: an evaluation of best practices and good governance initiatives in public health, and alternative policy models and strategies for progress in the future.
3. Citizenship: the implications of restrictions on individual freedoms and political participation due to the ‘state of exception’.
4. Economic impacts: the impacts on the island’s tourist- and real estate-led economy
5. Diasporic relations: the impacts on the Cypriot diaspora due to the disproportionate number of deaths among British Cypriots, for example.

An essential requirement is a collaboration with an LSE academic (Assistant Professor equivalent or higher), with a target budget for the LSE component in the area of at least 10% of the total project budget.

2. Small Research Project: GBP £8,000 grant – the project to run for a maximum of 12 months (one award)
Precariousness in Cyprus: challenges and implications

Austerity during recent decades in Cyprus has led to the deregulation of labour markets, security and welfare, creating an economic climate of precariousness, and severely affecting quality of life and impacting social mobility opportunities. We invite proposals within different disciplines and methodological approaches that will examine questions of one or more of (1) the impacts of labour insecurity and the ‘normalisation’ of precarity; (2) generational differences in the impacts of precariousness; (3) political participation and social mobilization; and (4) the intersection between class, gender, citizenship/minority belonging, and precariousness.


Applications are to be submitted electronically by 14 October 2020 (23.59 GMT) in Word format to Hellenicobservatory.research at lse.ac.uk<mailto:Hellenicobservatory.Research at lse.ac.uk> and the subject line of the email should read “HO Cyprus Call 2020”.

For further information and details on Eligibility and Application Procedure please click here<https://lse.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0cffe523acd8e0bbaa83d3ab1&id=65615b6f9c&e=a9acf6c911>.
For more details on the Research Programme please click here<https://lse.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0cffe523acd8e0bbaa83d3ab1&id=0fcadbf97f&e=a9acf6c911>. Should you have any queries email: Hellenicobservatory.research at lse.ac.uk<mailto:Hellenicobservatory.Research at lse.ac.uk>

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