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The UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) today announced a collaboration of up to £4.5 million, to support research into the economic development impact of China’s engagement in sub Saharan Africa
Research Councils UK (RCUK) India is celebrating five years of UK-India partnership in research and innovation. The ESRC has developed an extensive portfolio of collaborations with the Indian social science community.
Research Councils UK and the National Science Foundation in the United States have entered into a new agreement designed to help support international research partnerships between the two countries, with the ESRC one of three UK research councils initially participating.
Seven new research projects that help older people to get around, enjoy and interact with the world more easily through improved design of the built environment, have received an injection of £8 million funding from three of the country's research councils as part of the Design for Wellbeing: Ageing and Mobility in the Built Environment initiative.
Over the past year Research Councils have been working to harmonise aspects of their doctoral training support. In light of these discussions, AHRC and ESRC have agreed to adopt the same approach as the other Research Councils and only support project students in strategic areas.
A new report supported by the ESRC, the UK Strategy for Data Resources for Social and Economic Research 2013-2018, sets out a strategy for developing a UK social science research community that's engaged with major developments in data resources.
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the ESRC have today announced that they will work together to explore ways to improve the impact of educational research on practice. Two senior appointments have been made to work on the collaborative project, which will begin in September 2013.
A number of prominent social scientists and ESRC grant recipients have been honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.