Grant Assessment Panels meet approximately three times per year to consider grant applications to the ESRC and give funding recommendations. Being part of a panel is an excellent opportunity to work with other experienced academics as well as those in the private, public and third sector and to shape the ESRC’s funding portfolio. Members also have the chance to read a range of project proposals, which is a great way to learn and share best practice with colleagues.
The current call for membership is focusing specifically on the following areas:
- Sociology (particularly the sociology of health)
- Socio-legal studies
- Science and technology studies
- Management and business studies (including accounting and finance)
- Economics (particularly micro economics)
Further information, including a vacancy specification, is available on the ESRC website. To apply you need to complete a short application form and attach a two-page CV, to be sent to email@example.com no later than 5pm on 1st February 2012.
ESRC are also recruiting members for their Committees. The committees lead on ESRC’s corporate strategy and oversee the development of research, evaluation, methods and infrastructure, and training investments.
Vacancies are available in all three of the ESRC’s policy committees – Methods and Infrastructure, Research and Training and Skills – as well as their Audit and Evaluation Committees. In terms of time commitment, the ESRC suggests you should be willing to spend a minimum of 10 days per year in addition to attendance at committee meetings. Further details on the vacancies and eligibility are available in the vacancy specification on the ESRC website.
If you’re interested in applying you should complete a short application form, two-page CV and attach a supporting statement from a suitable referee, to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on 1st February 2012.