eNews December 2012
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you season's greetings and a happy New Year.
Whilst you are enjoying your festive holiday, you may wish to read the latest edition of our flagship magazine Britain in 2013, which is available now from WH Smith highstreet and travel shops, Waitrose, Marks and Spencers and Boots.
Administrative Data Taskforce report
The final report of the independent Administrative Data Taskforce (ADT) Improving Access for Research and Policy has been published. It highlights that the UK has the opportunity to be a world leader in research using de-identified administrative data, routinely collected by government departments, agencies and other statutory bodies.
New Scottish Fellows
Listen to Professor John Curtice's outline of his research on - Public attitudes and Scotland's independence referendum - one of seven one-year senior fellowships exploring issues around devolution and independence.
Student conferences 2013
Dates have now been released for the next student conferences.
Latest research features
Call for papers now live
Papers are invited for the Understanding Society Research Conference 2013, which takes place 24-26 July at the University of Essex.
Celebrating Impact prize - apply now
We have launched an exciting new prize to celebrate the outstanding economic and social impacts achieved by ESRC-funded researchers.
There are six categories for the prize.
Winners will receive £10,000, with a further £10,000 awarded to the department of the Impact Champion of the Year.
Applications close 16.00 on 14 February 2013.
New impact videos
Watch our latest impact videos on:
'Transforming' Social Science - Transformative Research Call
This new pilot call for up to £250,000 aims to provide a stimulus for genuinely transformative research ideas at the frontiers of social sciences and to trial a mechanism that enables research which challenges current thinking to be supported and developed.
Applications close 16.00 on 24 January 2013.
Media training for students and researchers
There are a limited number of places remaining on the early career researcher, and 2 places on the mid-career researcher media training courses to be held in Leeds at the end of January 2013.
The RCUK Global Uncertainties Programme is seeking bids from individuals or small groups to act as a "Champion" for the programme. Further information can be found on the Global Uncertainties website.