Research Funding Guide
The ESRC Research Funding Guide sets out our funding rules.
When accepting grant offers, research organisations are committed to adhering to the conditions which apply to the conduct and administration of research, and terms of reporting and payment of claims.
For grants issued prior to 1 November 2009 under pre-fEC rules, please refer to the 2002 Research Funding Guide (below).
The latest guide applies to all grants funded on fEC and non-fEC terms from 1 November 2009. See the Guidance for applicants section for more information.
Latest edition - February 2014
In this edition all links have been checked and updated following the re-launch of the RCUK website. Further updates have also been made to the OJEU thresholds, and guidance on grant-linked studentships.
Research Funding Guide (PDF, 346Kb) (updated 13 February 2014)
Research Funding Guide 2002
Grants issued on applications submitted up to 31 July 2005 were issued under the January 2002 Research Funding Guide rules.
The 2002 guide also applies to any grants funded under pre-fEC rules prior to 1 November 2009. However, please refer to the latest edition of the Guide (above) regarding changes to final reporting requirements for awards ending after 1 November 2009.