Fund title: Research Centres Competition 2018

Focus of fund/fund aims:

For investment in large-scale research capacity and infrastructure initiatives

Application deadline:

15 March 2018 (outline proposals)

Fund description:

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is inviting outline proposals for grants from its £30m investment programme for research centres. The open competition is inviting high quality applications in any area of social science within ESRC’s remit. There are 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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