Guidance for applicants - ESRC

In 2023 UK Research and Innovation is introducing a new grants system, the Funding Service, to replace the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system. This will impact how you apply to funding opportunities. Find out more about the transition timeline and our pathway for change.

This guidance is for anyone who wishes to apply for ESRC funding.

You can also find application guidance for individual funding opportunities.

Research funding guide

View the guidance handbooks

Types of funding we offer

Explore the ways we fund research

Check if you're eligible for funding

How to check your eligibility and our remit

How to write a good application

Our guidance on writing a good research grant application

How to submit your application

Find out about registering for our online submission system and our resubmissions policy

Working with other organisations

Including other organisations and applications with an international element

Impact, innovation and interdisciplinarity expectations

Find out what we're looking for and how to meet our expectations

Research ethics guidance

Read about our ethics framework, policies and guidance

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