Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

ESRC is the UK’s largest funder of economic, social, behavioural and human data science.



Funding opportunities

ADR UK and Ministry of Justice Data First Evaluation Fellowship

Apply for funding to explore the feasibility of using administrative data to evaluate policy and practice interventions in the justice system.

You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for ESRC funding.

Your project could focus on either of the following:

  • criminal justice
  • family law
  • civil law
  • court reform.

Addressing modern slavery with data science methods

Apply for funding to use data science methods to address modern slavery.

This funding opportunity forms part of an AHRC Strategic Priorities Fund award.

You must:

  • be based at a UK research organisation eligible for UK Research and Innovation funding
  • demonstrate how the lead institution and a UK-based third sector organisation will work together.


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