Call for a grant to fund a social study project based on a multi-annual survey


The Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” is opening a call for a grant to fund a social study project based on a multi-annual survey which permits analysis of a determined social phenomenon and its evolution.

We are offering a grant, for a total value of up to 100,000 euros, to a single project developed over the course of the next four years.



  • A social study project that, through the conducting of a multi-annual telephone survey over the course of the next four years, contributes a new analysis on a social phenomenon or problem and their evolution over time.



  • An initial payment of 5,000 euros for the researcher or group of researchers for the defining of the survey.

  • An amount of 2,000 euros per year, during the four years for the researcher or research group for the conducting of the annual analysis of the data and the writing of an annual article.

  • The costs of the multi-annual survey. The “la Caixa” Banking Foundation will commission the conducting of the annual survey to a demoscopy company and will fully cover the cost over the course of the next four years.




  • The beneficiary undertakes to assign the funds obtained to analysing the data of the survey that is the object of the selected proposal, as well as to deliver an unpublished article of his/her own authorship with the results of said analysis for each annual phase of the study to the “la Caixa” Social Observatory.

  • The maximum deadline for delivery of the article will be 6 months, counting from the date of notification of the proposals selected. The delivery deadline for the rest of the articles is one year counting from the date of delivery of the previous year.

  • The university or research centre of the recipient of the grant will have to sign a contract with the ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation.




  • The call is open to researchers or research teams of any nationality that carry out their research in universities, research centres of private not-for-profit organisations working fundamentally in research that are based in Spain.



  • Presentation deadline: Proposals can be presented up until 2:00 p. m. (Central European Time) on 24 October 2019.

  • Proposals must be sent to the email address of the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa”:

  • Notification of the proposal selected will be via an email to the principal investigator at the address provided during the application process. Information on the resolution of the call will be published on the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” website. Both communications will be notify by 28 November 2019.