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ESRC Funding Call for Brexit Policy Options

last modified Dec 19, 2016 04:39 PM
A new call from ESRC to support research activity in relation to the UK leaving the European Union.

Restricted Call: ESRC Brexit Priority Grants


ESRC has announced a call: UK in a Changing Europe: Brexit Priority Grants. These grants are intended to support a range of activities including research synthesis, user engagement and new short-term research activity related to the process of the UK leaving the European Union. The grants will be between £100,000 and £300,000 (100 per cent fEC, with the ESRC contributing 80 per cent fEC) and for a duration of up to 18 months. ESRC requires grants to commence on 1 April 2017. Whilst grants under the call will be able to support new research, grant holders will be expected to undertake stakeholder and public engagement activity throughout the grant’s duration. Grant holders will also be expected to work in partnership with the UK in a Changing Europe initiative, led by Director Professor Anand Menon, in communicating the research.


ESRC requires the research organisations to manage the number and quality of the proposals submitted. The call will be coordinated according to the University’s restricted calls procedure.



Internal coordination process

Heads of Departments / Faculties are required to review the draft application abstracts (max 500 words) from their Department / Faculty and send only those considered of sufficient quality for submission to by 11 January 2017 9 am. A member of the Restricted Bids Committee with relevant academic interests will approve the proposals. Depending on the volume of applications we expect to announce the outcome between 16 and 18 January 2017 at the latest.


If you have any queries please contact We apologise for a short deadline on this call, which is due to the short application deadline set by ESRC and Christmas holidays.


ESRC deadline: 25 January 2017

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