Published March 31, 2020 | Version v1
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Improving pathways to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: first lessons from the SHAPE-ID project – Policy Brief

  • 1. ETH Zurich
  • 2. University of Edinburgh
  • 3. Trinity College Dublin
  • 4. Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (Senior Policy Adviser))
  • 1. University of Edinburgh
  • 2. The Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 3. Trinity College Dublin


This policy brief presents key issues and challenges for fostering interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research in Europe, focusing on the participation of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in such research. It provides concrete guidance to policy makers and funding organisations on how to tackle those issues and maximise the participation of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.


We are indebted to Joël Graf (National Contact Point, Euresearch, Switzerland) for comments and advice on an early version.


SHAPE-ID 822705 D2.4 Policy Brief.pdf

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SHAPE-ID – Shaping Interdisciplinary Practices in Europe 822705
European Commission