Call for projects key initiative public policies for transition (KIPPT)

The aim of the Key Initiative Politiques publiques de transition (KIPPT) is to boost the visibility and encourage local, national and international interaction between scientists at the Montpellier site whose work in the social sciences is linked to transitional public policies. On the one hand, it aims to federate these researchers and structure them into a sustainable network. In this way, KIPPT will help to stimulate exchanges and synergies, and give visibility to the Montpellier site's collective expertise on public policies for transition. On this basis, KIPPT also aims to structure a "science/society" relationship by acting as a bridge between researchers working on transition policies and public players.

The KIPPT project will run for 24 months, from April 2024 to April 2026. It is aimed at teacher-researchers and researchers in the I-Site's social sciences division.

As part of its activities, KIPPT is launching a call for projects that we suggest you co-construct according to the schedule below:

  • March 15 - April 15: call for expressions of interest
  • April 30: 1st KIPPT Scientific Day
  • May 15: launch of final call for projects
  • June 14: submission of responses to the call for projects
  • July 15: notification of jury decisions
  • September 2024:2nd KIPPT scientific day - Kick off meeting.
  • January 2026:3rd KIPPT scientific day - final symposium

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General framework for KIPPT and the call for projects

The aim of the call for projects is to create synergy between researchers from different departments and laboratories working or wishing to work on transitional public policies, and socio-economic players. The aim is to build on existing work to give impetus to a broader dynamic designed to lay the foundations of a genuine research community around public policies for transition.

KIPPT supports a broad definition of transitional public policies, around the 3 pillars of the I-site - feed, care, protect - and beyond. It considers public policy, public action and governance from a multidisciplinary perspective.

KIPPT is structured around three main themes

Axis 1 : This axis aims to stimulate exchanges between laboratories and disciplines around strong sectoral themes on the site, such as climate/energy, ecological, digital, agricultural and food transition, mobility/transportation, health...

Axis 2: This axis aims to encourage reflection on the coherence and articulation of public policies for transition. It encourages a focus on integration issues. Particular attention could be paid to territorial projects as vectors of integration, in particular to address tensions between sectoral and territorial logics.

Axis 3: This axis addresses cross-functional issues linked to the governance of the transition.

  • Designing public transition policies (PPT), putting them up for public debate and evaluating them
  • Issues related to TPP implementation: cooperation between players, sectors, levels of government, financing, citizen/civil society participation, etc.
  • Issues of conflictuality/acceptability of transition policies
  • Issues relating to the methods and instruments used: cost-benefit, multi-criteria approaches, incentives, regulatory instruments, pricing, planning, trajectories, etc.
  • Challenges linked to the evolution of stakeholders' perceptions, opinions and behaviors in the face of transitions

Two types of projects: "Impulse" and "Structuring" projects

Two types of project may be funded (and added together where appropriate):

  • KIPPT projects". Funding = between 15 and 25,000 euros.
    These are research projects focusing on one or more of the three areas identified for KIPPT.
    • Eligibility: Three main criteria will be given priority: inter-laboratory collaboration within the social sciences cluster, the multi/pluridisciplinary dimension of the teams and the integrated approach of the projects. Secondary criteria may include partnerships with the socio-economic world, civil society, public players or an international partner.
    • Research sites: projects may be carried out in Occitanie, in line with KIPPT's roots, but also on foreign sites, in particular in connection with existing partnerships (particularly with southern countries and/or partner universities). Project co-sponsors are expected to take part in the various KIPPT events, in particular the three KIPPT scientific days, and to present their results on the3rd day.
  • Impulse" projects. Funding = 4,000 euros.
    Their purpose is to initiate a collective research dynamic around a Master 2 internship. These are small-scale laboratory research projects in line with KIPPT's research priorities, which will receive funding in the form of a Master 2 internship stipend, along with a small operating budget. As their name suggests, their aim will be to initiate a first collaboration or to explore a particular theme related to public policies for transition.

Course of the call for projects

The call for projects was conceived as an opportunity to build a research community around public policies for transition. It took place in three stages:

  1. A call for expressions of interest March 15-April 15
  2. KIPPT Science Day - April 30, 2024
    • The final call for projects - The call for projects is open from May 15, 2024 to June 14, 2024. Two application forms are available for each project category.
      Impulse" and "Structuring" projects. These applications must be sent by e-mail before June 14, 2024. Results will be announced in mid-July.