The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have recently announced some major changes to their Standard Grants scheme that will be coming on July 1st.
Applicants can currently apply for a grant of between £250k and £2m under this scheme all year, but from July 1st these limits will change to £350k and £1m. An annual scheme will then offer grants above £1m.
This is clearly ESRC’s response to demand management as opposed to the sanctions that NERC have implemented. We can be glad they haven’t gone down the sanctions route, but the narrowing of the scheme will cause some headaches. If you have any concerns on this feel free to have a chat with your RBS Faculty Contact, or Research Lead.