Tag Archive: ESRC

Apr 09

ESRC: Grant Assessment Panel Recruitment

The ESRC is inviting applications from suitably experienced persons to act as members of their Grant Assessment Panels (GAP). Panel membership is drawn from all areas of the social sciences, representing a broad range of expertise, skills and approaches. However, following the retirement of some current GAP members.  ESRC are currently looking for applications in …

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Mar 07

AHRC/ESRC Design Fellowships- closing date 24th April 2014


AHRC and ESRC are offering a number of fellowships offering design researchers the opportunity to work in collaboration with a business or public sector organisation that is interested in putting design principles into practice. 24th April 2014 is the deadline for applications, fellows can spend up to 12 months working directly with their partner organisation. …

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Feb 10

DfID/ESRC – New Call – Education and Development

The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have published a call for funding under the research programme on ‘Education and development: Raising learning outcomes in education systems’. This programme seeks to fund a portfolio of research in critical policy areas that are currently constraining education systems in developing …

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Status update

The ESRC research seminar series call has launched, with a closing date of 28 January. 50 grants of up to £30 ooo will be awarded to deliver at least 3 seminars per year to multi-disciplinary, cross-sectoral groups. Contact the Research Funding and Policy Managers for asupport application and to see examples of previous, successful applications.

Status update

As we reported earlier this year, Research Councils now no longer require final reports to be submitted by PIs and instead use either Research Outcomes System or Researchfish. All research councils have now moved to this position. See relevant announcements: AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC, STFC.

Status update

Adam Golberg, Research Manager at University of Nottingham, has written an interesting and insightful analysis of the ESRC’s latest “Vital Statistics” report, which digs into success rates across various disciplines. Highlights: Psychology got one third of all successes; Socio-legal studies continues to do well; Business and Management continues to do poorly.

Nov 25

AHRC International Placement Scheme for ECR’s and PhD Students

    An event was recently held at the University of Manchester on an International Placement Scheme offered by AHRC and ESRC. Funding is available to current AHRC or ESRC funded students and Early Career Researchers to spend up to 6 months at one of the worlds leading international research institutions accessing their world-class archives …

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Nov 15

ESRC Transformative Research Call For Proposals

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ESRC has recently launched the second round of the Transformative Research Call, which was piloted in 2012/13.  This call aims to support genuinely transformative research ideas at the frontiers of the social sciences. Grants can be for up to £250K for research which involves pioneering theoretical and methodological innovation and novel or risky developments of social …

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Aug 30

ESRC Launches Pilot “Urgency” Grants

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ESRC has just launched a small pilot of a new mechanism for Urgency Grants which will fund research into “rare, unforeseen or unfolding events” where the data “can only be collected there and then”. Examples of events which would count as “urgent” include the August 2011 riots in England and the discovery of the last …

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Jul 31

No More Project Studentships from AHRC or ESRC

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The AHRC and ESRC have recently announced a change in their policy on project/grant-linked studentships – these are funded PhD studentships which can be attached to standard responsive mode research grants. From 1st November 2013 applications to the standard grants schemes of either research council will no longer be able to include project studentships. Proposals submitted …

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