The ESRC have announced their New Investigator Grant scheme. This scheme is suitable for early career researchers who have yet to make the transition to be an independent researcher. Proposals are welcome in any topic which falls within the ESRC’s remit, including projects at the “interface with the wider sciences”, provided that social sciences accounts for at least 50% of the proposed research. The ESRC will award grants of between £100-300K (covered at 80% fEC).
The call will open on 25 May 2023, and the next deadline for submitting to the ESRC is 28 September 2023. The recommended project start date is eight months after submission.
University Internal selection
The ESRC expect the University to run an internal selection process to ensure that we submit only bids from outstanding individuals with the potential to become research leaders of the future. The University may submit only a limited number of applications. To meet these requirements, this call will be overseen by a cross-school Committee, as decided by University’s Research Policy Committee.
There are three internal calls every year (in March, June, and October). Only applicants whose proposals have been approved through the internal selection process will be allowed to proceed with submission of their applications to the ESRC.
Interested applicants should submit an online application.
You will be required to upload the following:
If you have any questions, please write to ESRCNewInv@admin.cam.ac.uk.
Posted on 16/05/2023