Key points:

  • Within SSH disciplines, certain disciplines are even more underrepresented than others. In particular, the Humanities (e.g. History, Theology/Ethics) receive much less policy attention and tangible research funding than the Social Sciences (e.g. Economics, Business Management).
  • The wording of funding calls dictates (and limits) the disciplinary approaches that can be taken. As such, call text can inevitably engage certain energy-SSH research communities, whilst alienating others.
  • Thus, during the process of developing Horizon Europe calls, there needs to be clear assessment of which disciplines may be excluded. This links to having more experts involved in these process, including in review panels for call wording (see point 4).

Further reading:

  • SHAPE ENERGY energy lexicon?
  • Foulds & Christensen paper on techno-economic dominance of calls?