[MGSA-L] Hellenic Observatory - Call For Research Project Proposals 2021

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Wed Mar 17 03:59:31 PDT 2021

Call for Research Project Proposals 2021
The Hellenic Observatory invites applications from researchers to conduct time-sensitive and globally competitive policy relevant research on contemporary Greece and Cyprus.

Launched in 2017/18, the Hellenic Observatory Research Calls Programme<https://www.lse.ac.uk/Hellenic-Observatory/Research/Hellenic-Observatory-Research-Calls-Programme> awards research grants annually to support original, high-quality and policy-related social science research on Greece and Cyprus and to foster co-operation between academics in Greece and beyond. The programme is supported by the A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation (ACLCF)<https://www.aclcf.org/> and Dr Vassili G. Apostolopoulos.

Research Themes & Level of Awards<https://www.lse.ac.uk/Hellenic-Observatory/Research/HO-Research-Programme-Calls/2021-Call>

1. Researchers are invited to submit a research proposal on the following theme for an award of up to £20,000. One Project will be selected (1 award) to run for a maximum of 24 months.

Sustainable Business
Greece recently published its “National Strategy for Sustainable & Just Development 2030”, which incorporates the Sustainable Development Goals in its strategy and aligns it to relevant European priorities. The transformation of private companies and organisations via the targeted adoption of the SDGs throughout their value chains is expected to extend their social and environmental footprint, create new markets, and serve better the needs of society at large.

We invite proposals that address one or more of the following:
• Analyse, through case studies, progress made in different companies, company sizes, and across sectors (e.g. agroindustry, tourism, food and beverage industry etc) to adopt and implement Agenda 2030.
• Develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for measuring progress.
• Identify by sector the most pertinent national & EU regulatory frameworks that pertain to sustainable development priorities and goals.
• Identify & analyse national barriers - economic, financial and regulatory ones - that hinder the implementation of Agenda 2030 & the SDGs.

2. Researchers are invited to submit a research proposal on one of the following themes for an award of up to £8,000. Two Projects will be selected (2 awards) to run for a maximum of 12 months.

a. Culture Wars
Divisions around ‘culture war’ issues such as abortion, same-sex marriage, gender identity, religious exemption, and sex education, have flourished in the United States and have increasingly fueled socio-political debates in various parts of Europe. Research proposals are invited that place Greece within the wider European comparison on issues identified with culture wars. There is no prescribed disciplinary approach or methodology for this project. Applicants should explain the basis of international comparison for Greece.

b. Sustainability, Environment, and Climate Change
Greece is lagging behind the aim of the European Green Deal to make Europe climate neutral in 2050, in, among others, the areas of recycling and waste management, decarbonisation and renewable energies, and climate change adaptation. Research proposals are invited that examine Greece’s preparedness towards making the national economy sustainable. Projects may examine one aspect of sustainability and climate change planning; opportunities for green entrepreneurship created by climate change mitigation; or propose an assessment of sustainability and climate change planning measures more generally. Interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged.

c. Social Mobility
Greece has generally been considered as a country of relatively high social mobility – partly due to its wide and relatively democratic participation in education. Still, different types of ‘glass ceilings’ and ‘stumbling blocks’ are known to operate in and outside the labour market that stifle social mobility and economic opportunities at the bottom. Little is known about whether the recent crisis has intensified or eased these constraints.
We invite proposals that will seek to examine the changes in the degree and patterns of social mobility that may have taken place over the last two decades in the country in general and in relation to the recent crises more particularly (from the Eurozone crisis to the current COVID pandemic). Attention should be paid to the possible drivers of upward and downward social mobility. Projects focusing on particular aspects of mobility (for example, intergenerational mobility in education, occupational mobility in the labour market, and others) are also welcome and will be considered equally to projects examining the issue of social mobility at large.

Applications are to be submitted electronically by Sunday 9 May 2021 (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 Call 2021”.

For further information and details on Eligibility and Application Procedure please click here<https://www.lse.ac.uk/Hellenic-Observatory/Research/HO-Research-Programme-Calls/2021-Call>.
For more details on this new Research Programme please click here<https://www.lse.ac.uk/Hellenic-Observatory/Research/Hellenic-Observatory-Research-Calls-Programme>. Should you have any queries email: Hellenicobservatory.Research at lse.ac.uk<mailto:Hellenicobservatory.Research at lse.ac.uk> <mailto:Hellenicobservatory at lse.ac.uk> .
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