Is my research suitable for ESRC funding?

If you are unsure whether your research is suitable for ESRC funding, please complete the remit query form.

It is not necessary to provide detailed background information, references or costs relating to your research within the form; it is more helpful to explain clearly the research challenges, social science methodologies, outputs and beneficiaries of your proposed research.

For further information about ESRC's scientific remit, please refer to our discipline classifications. Additional detail relating to the interfaces between the arts and humanities and the social sciences (PDF, 65Kb) may be useful before contacting either AHRC or ESRC with a remit query.

If you are interested in postgraduate funding, please refer to our detailed guidance on this.

We strongly advise you to contact us prior to submission if you are working at an interface area between research councils. We are in regular contact with other research councils to ensure that applications are assessed by those with the most appropriate expertise. Cross-council funding is available where successful applications cross the remit of two or more research councils. If you feel that your project might fall into this category, please approach the research council which you consider the most relevant for advice in the first instance.

We can then advise where you should submit a full application. If you have any other queries about remit, please contact