The ESRC has published the 2015-16 call for research seminars and strategic networks for groups of academic researchers, postgraduate students and non-academic users for different organisations. Seminar groups meet regularly around a theme and strategic networks, which are new to this call, will aim to generate innovative, interdisciplinary collaborations.
There are a number of thematic areas which are: Civil Society, Education and Neuroscience, Biosocial research, and Big data. Seminars are encouraged to address one of these topics and strategic networks are required to address one. Seminar series grants are funded up to £30,000 and network grants up to £100,000.