Funding Calls

Extended deadline: ESRC Transformative research call

*** The closing date for this opportunity has been extended. The previous deadline of 31 October has been extended to 7 November 2017. All other call details remain unchanged. ***

The Economic and Social Research Council invites proposals for its transformative research call. This aims to provide stimulus for transformative research ideas at the frontiers of the social sciences, enabling support and development of research that challenges current thinking.

Projects should involve pioneering theoretical and methodological innovation.

UK research organisations eligible for research council funding may apply. Any researcher based at an eligible organisation may be a PI. Co-Is are permitted and they may be policy makers or practitioners. Only two proposals can be accepted from each eligible research organisation.

Grants are worth up to £250,000 each for up to 24 months. The ESRC covers 80 per cent of costs and the balance must be covered by the host organisation. Up to 12 awards are available.