The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has rewarded researchers for their outstanding economic and social impact in the first Celebrating Impact Prize.
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The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Local Government Navigator Team. Building relationships, raising the profile of social science research and identifying opportunities for collaboration will be the main focus of the team.
The official launch of the Tax Administration Research Centre is taking place on Tuesday 12 February at Church House Conference Centre in Westminster. The centre is a joint partnership between the University of Exeter and the Institute of Fiscal Studies, and received funding of £2 million from the ESRC, HMRC and HMT.
According to the latest Workplace Employment Relations Study, the recession has had a profound impact on Britain's workplaces. In many workplaces, managers have responded with changes in their staffing practices, with one third of employees seeing their wages frozen or cut and 29 per cent seeing their workload increased.
What will it take put the UK back on the path of sustained economic growth? Re-igniting Growth, published by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), includes a series of interviews with key academics funded by the ESRC.
Following the latest call for the centres and large grants competition, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is pleased to announce overall funding of nearly £30m for eight new investments.
With a referendum on Scottish Independence due to be held in 2014, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has appointed seven one year senior fellowships with overall funding of £1.3 million.
Multi-millionaire rockers such as Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Cliff Richard are set to benefit from recent changes to EU copyright legislation that extend the duration of copyright protection
People on low incomes who find it impossible to secure affordable loans can now access finance more readily following a successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project jointly funded by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Large hotel chains are quick to adopt and adapt innovations developed in other industries, while smaller hotels make almost continual incremental changes in response to customers' needs. The UK hotel industry is alive with innovation and new ways of improving service for customers, research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has found.
Becoming an Avon cosmetics Sales Representative is helping some poor South African women escape poverty as well as inspiring many with self-confidence and hope according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
David Willetts, the Minister for Universities and Science, has appointed Mr Martin Rosenbaum as a new council member to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
The new political appetite for 'localism' in town planning has triggered anxiety within local communities and amongst those charged with making it work, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
A complex and fascinating portrait of a society suffering the effects of the deepest recession since the early 1990s and in which young people appear to have been hardest hit is revealed by new findings from the UK’s largest longitudinal household survey Understanding Society.
The downturn in the housing market in the last three years has left the UK a nation of frustrated, unfulfilled house-movers, according to the latest data from Understanding Society, a study of 40,000 UK households funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
New research from Understanding Society, a study of more than 40,000 UK households, has examined what is driving this uneven employment pattern and finds that young people suffer from a ‘double-penalty’ in their attempts to find and keep a job.
Building relationships, raising the profile of social science research and identifying opportunities for collaboration will be the main focus of a new Retail Knowledge Navigator Team.
The Government’s commitment to ‘localism’ is likely to fail unless Whitehall departments can shed a deep-rooted culture of centralism, a new study suggests.
Community land ownership (CLO) is bringing people back to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and helping to create more vibrant and resilient communities, according to a report from the Scottish Agricultural College.
Governments should target aid towards individual households threatened with poverty because of soaring food costs rather than intervene in the markets to try to lower prices.
The ESRC is pleased to announce that it is supporting five new projects in partnership with business which will continue to apply academic knowledge and thinking to business problems.
The ESRC is pleased to announce that it is supporting 15 new projects in partnership with civil society and public sector organisations, with the aim of applying academic knowledge and thinking to organisational challenges.
Current policy pressures on universities to focus on improving their research excellence and to widen participation make it hard for them to engage meaningfully with excluded communities, according to research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
In these tough economic times, universities are under pressure to use their knowledge and discoveries to drive economic growth, but an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) study reveals that not all universities are equal.
Parents struggling to combine paid work with bringing up their children now have some positive news thanks to a new study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) on maternal employment and child socio-emotional behaviour in the UK