Discussion and Networking Event for Potential ESRC Centre Applicants


10/01/2018 - 10/01/2018


2:00PM - 3:30PM


Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Research and Enterprise



Open event for any staff interested in applying for, participating in or contributing to an ESRC Centre proposal

As part of our planning for the ESRC Centres Competition 2018 we wish to invite staff to attend a networking/discussion event to explore ideas and topics that may have the potential for development into Outline applications to this prestigious competition.

The ESRC Centres Competition is a bi-annual funding scheme that provides significant levels of funding for research on major social science-led topics. There are no priority areas for this competition, although applicants are advised to consider how their Centre will add value to the wider ESRC-funded portfolio and should avoid duplication of existing work at a similar scale. 

Awards of between £2m and £8m are available over 5 years and successful Centres should address major social and economic topics and should have significant potential for impact. National and international collaboration is highly encouraged, as are interdisciplinarity and innovation.

Full details of the competition can be found on the ESRC website:

The purpose of this event is to bring together anyone with an interest in applying to stimulate discussion and idea generation, you are invited to complete a topic/idea proforma prior to attending (but this is not essential). 

Download Proforma here (Word)

Research Development will be attending an ESRC scheme information workshop in London on 11th December and any insights/information will be circulated.

As we are restricted to a maximum of two outline submissions to ESRC, a Formal Managed Bids Process may be instituted if there is a high level of demand for this scheme.

Please note: Eligibility to participate in an application is not dependent on attendance at this event nor on the submission of a proforma.

Please contact the AHSS Research Development team with any queries


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