Guidance for applicants

This guidance is for anyone who wishes to apply for ESRC funding. You can find specific application details for individual funding opportunities in the funding opportunities section.

Important notices for applicants

Submitting a proposal

Information for applicants

Information for UK applicants wanting to collaborate with international academics


ESRC's grants administration is run by the UK Shared Business Services (UK SBS). UK SBS is the primary point of contact for all queries regarding:

  • processing of grant proposals
  • peer review of individual proposals
  • administration of current grants.

Please email your query to UK SBS at or telephone 01793 867018.

For call-specific queries, please contact the relevant person specified on the funding call.

For any ESRC policy queries please email: