You must apply using the Joint Electronic Submission system (Je-S). To be able to do this your host organisation must be registered for Je-S, and you must hold a Je-S account. If you are unsure about this you should contact your research organisation’s research office for further guidance.
Proposals will need to show 100% of the full economic cost of the proposed research, with ESRC covering 80% of the costs.
When applying select ‘New document’, then:
- council: ESRC
- document type: standard proposal
- scheme: research grants
- call/type/mode: research grants (open call).
Mandatory attachments with the application include:
- case for support
- justification of resources
- Data Management Plan (for grants planning to generate data)
You can apply at any time, but should consider the timing against other applications from your research organisation, as large volumes of applications for one assessment round will reduce the success rates. Grant assessment panels meet in March, July and November of each year.
To begin writing your proposal, please select the New Document menu and search for and select ‘Research Grants (Open Call)’ using the Call Search function to find the ESRC research grant. Please read the ESRC Je-S guidance for applicants (PDF, 284KB) for assistance in filling in the application.