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There is a EU project specially made for heterodox economists. The link below calls for proposals by the European Union for a four to five years research on finance that explicitly calls for alternative approaches to finance from an interdisciplinary perspective. Given the amount of the project (several million euros), it is expected to attract proposals of teams composed of around ten or more research units coming from as many Europeans countries as possible. The project has not only a scientific objective, but also a normative one, and it should not only include academic teams, but also engage stakeholders such as researchers having some link to trade unions, organizations engaged in the protection of the environment, among others. Ronan O'Brien, in charge of the project, is very open to the socials studies of finance and is quite available for any questions concerning the ways to submit an acceptable proposal. Note that the deadline is in February. http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm?fuseaction=UserSite.FP7DetailsCallPage&call_id=252