Funding opportunity

Funding opportunity: Preannouncement: Strategic fellowship in DDR skills and research methods training

Apply for funding to develop a framework for implementing a whole career approach to training and capacity building in data-driven research (DDR) skills and research methods in the social sciences.

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

The full economic cost of your project is expected to be up to £370,000. ESRC will fund 80% of the full economic cost.

Funding will be available for up to 3 years and must start summer 2023.

This is a pre-announcement and the information may change. The funding opportunity will open in early 2023.

Who can apply

Standard ESRC eligibility rules will apply. Read our guidance on eligibility in our research funding guide.

We expect the fellowship to be led by an experienced researcher and you will be expected to demonstrate how you have the competencies required to effectively achieve the goals of this funding opportunity.

More details on the skills and experience required will be made available when the full opportunity is published.

The principal investigator for this funding opportunity must be based at an organisation eligible for funding for the duration of the grant.

Eligible organisations are:

  • UK higher education institutions
  • research council institutes
  • UK Research and Innovation approved independent research organisations
  • public sector research establishments
  • NHS bodies with research capacity

Check if you and your organisation are eligible for research and innovation funding.

What we're looking for

We are seeking to fund a strategic fellow to develop an ambitious vision and framework for implementing a whole career approach to training and capacity building in data-driven research skills and research methods in the social sciences.

How to apply

You must apply using the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system.

Further details will be made available when the full opportunity is published.

How we will assess your application

Proposals will be assessed by an expert commissioning panel in spring 2023. As part of this process, you will be required to attend an interview. The interview date will be confirmed to you once the opportunity has closed.

Further details will be made available when the full opportunity is published.

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