Democracy, Governance & Trust (DGT)

T-AP call on Democracy, Governance and Trust

The world is facing exceptional social, economic, technological, environmental, and geopolitical challenges, including migration, climate change emergencies, energy crises, war, conflict, political extremism, erosion of democratic institutions, protest, violence, corruption and growing public distrust of governance and expertise. These affect not only the institutions of democratic government but also the wider structures and processes that make our societies work and hold together.

The T-AP call on Democracy, Governance and Trust (DGT) seeks to understand specifically how democracy, governance and trust are integral to the tackling of both short-term crises and long-term challenges and are themselves a focus of the discontent and disruption facing many societies. The DGT call aims to deepen and widen our knowledge and understanding of opportunities, challenges, and crises, relevant to democracy, governance and trust.

Applicants are invited to read the DGT Call Scope and the instructions to apply document carefully before applying.

Call Core Documents

DGT Call Scope (English)

DGT Call Scope (French)

DGT Call – Instructions to Apply (English)

DGT Call instructions to Apply (French)

Instructions on how to apply

Proposals to the DGT Call must be submitted by the Lead Principal Investigator via the online submission portal SAGe, hosted by the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).

Creating an account on the SAGe Portal

How to Submit your Proposal in SAGe 

Compulsory Notice of Intent to Apply Form

Key DGT Call Deadlines

  • Compulsory Notice of Intent to Apply (NOI) is due on 29th September 2023 (no later than midnight BRT) – please use the NOI Form to submit your intent
  • Full Proposals must be submitted by 6th November 2023 (no later than midnight BRT) via SAGe – please consult the DGT call instructions to apply document

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact their relevant national contact persons and to ensure that all call requirements and eligibility criteria of the funding organizations from which funding is requested are fully met.


DGT call FAQ


DGT Call Webinar #1 on 8th August 2023

The first DGT Call Webinar was held on 8th August. The goal of the webinar was to give an overview of the DGT call and show potential applicants how to submit their proposals online.

Watch the webinar online here 

Read the Webinar Scope materials here


DGT Call Webinar #2 on 5th October 2023

The second DGT Call Webinar will take place on Thursday 5th October at 13-15:00 UTC (15-17:00 CET, 09-11:00 ET). You can register for the webinar here. The focus of this webinar will be how to submit an application via the SAGe system. To optimize the Q&A session, questions may be sent in advance to the event organizers through the registration form.


Participating Funding Organizations’ Addenda and Contact Details

Country Funding organization Total available funds Maximum funding per proposal Contact details National Addenda


São Paulo
R$ 5,4Mio R$ 450,000 Tatiana Cunha
Addendum FAPESP


Fonds de
recherche du
Québec – Société
et culture




Laurent Corbeil
Addendum SSHRC and FRQSC – English version

Addendum CRSH et FRQSC – version française 

Social Sciences &
Research Council
$3Mio CAD $200,000 CAD


Croatian Science
€200,000 €100,000  Dario Lečić
Addendum HRZZ


Nationale de la
Recherche (ANR)
€1,2 Mio €400,000 Maria Tsilioni
Addendum ANR


National Science
Centre (NCN)
€600,000 n/a Magdalena Sobas 

Przemysław Puchała

Addendum NCN

NCN Budget Form

South Africa

R7,2 Mio R900,000 Nombuso Madonda
Addendum NRF


Swiss National

1 Mio



Timothy Ryan
Addendum SNSF

United Kingdom

UK Research and
£5 Mio £300,000 –  £400,000 (100% fec) Addendum UKRI

UKRI Budget Form

United States of America

Endowment for the 
$1 Mio $200,000 Russell Wyland
Addendum NEH
Science Foundation (NSF)
$2 Mio $200,000 Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong
Addendum NSF