Announcements

Read the latest ESRC announcements.

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New Year Honours 2014

A number of prominent social scientists and ESRC grant holders have been honoured in the New Year Honours list 2014

Boost to dementia research announced

The ESRC, along with the National Institute for Health Research, has announced funding worth £20 million to boost our understanding of dementia.

Interactive knowledge exchange workshops

As part of Manchester University's Institute for Social Change (ISC) Knowledge Exchange Trials programme, four interactive workshops will take place in London and Manchester during December.

Celebrating five years of India-ESRC collaboration

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.

Groundbreaking two-way lead agency pilot

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.

Thousands to shape £8 million age-friendly design projects

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.

Changes to grant-linked studentships

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.

New UK Strategy for Social and Economic Research 2013-2018

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.

EEF and ESRC announce collaboration on research impact

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.

Queen's Birthday Honours 2013

A number of prominent social scientists and ESRC grant recipients have been honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Transformative Research Call – Successful Grants

In November 2012, the ESRC launched the Transformative Research Call aiming to support research that genuinely breaks boundaries and provides a step-change in current thinking. Following the workshop, we are pleased to announce that the Commissioning Panel have recommended funding for 20 grants.

UKDS: Free webinars introducing new data service

As part of the UK Data Service (UKDS) launch, social scientists from all sectors are invited to participate in a series of webinars introducing data and resources available through the service.

Big Data Investment: Capital funding

The Economic and Social Research Council is delighted to announce new funding of £64 million to be invested in Big Data. This forms part of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's announcement of capital funding for the eight Great British technologies in his Autumn Statement detailing an additional £600m for science, research and innovation.

New Year Honours 2013

A number of prominent social scientists and ESRC grant holders have been honoured in the New Year Honours list. We are pleased to offer our congratulations to everyone honoured.

Science minister to present 'Portraits of Britain' prizes

How can you capture the meaning of 'social sciences' and 'society today' in a single picture? This was the challenge of Portraits of Britain – a photographic competition organised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Festival of Social Science.

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