Economic and Social Research Council

Future of social science – insights, opportunities and expectations 

Research funding is going through a period of rapid change, including the introduction of a number of significant new research funds.  There are a number of large UKRI funds that offer significant opportunities for social science.  These opportunities often have relatively short deadlines and may require researchers to work in new and agile ways.  It’s vital that the social science community is ready to respond effectively when relevant opportunities are announced.

This new content will help you navigate the new funding streams and explain how you can get involved with them.

About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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