Guide to ESRC’s peer reviewer academic assessment criteria

A guide aimed at helping Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) peer reviewers understand and apply the academic assessment criteria.



ESRC peer reviewer academic assessment guidance (PDF)

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This guidance covers schemes including research grants, centres and large grants, research resources, associated studentships, fellowships, research seminars, and research initiatives and programmes. It includes guidance on all aspects of the review process including scheme-specific assessments.

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