Fund title: Research Centres Competition 2018

Focus of fund/fund aims:

For investment in large-scale research capacity and infrastructure initiatives

Application deadline:

March 2018 (provisional deadline for outline proposals)

Fund description:

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has given advance notice of a £30m investment programme for research centres. The open competition will be launched in November 2017 inviting high quality applications in any area of social science within ESRC’s remit. There will be no priority areas for this call.

Research centre funding is aimed at experienced research leaders who require longer-term or extended support for research groups, inter-institutional research networks, project-linked programmes, medium-to-large surveys, other infrastructure or methodological developments, or any related larger-scale projects.

The competition is for proposals with total costs ranging from £2 million to £8 million with a term of up to five years; the ESRC expects to grant funding at 80% of full economic costs to four research centres.

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