Equality, diversity and inclusion – ESRC


EDI Caucus

As major public funders of research and innovation (R&I), UKRI’s research councils, Innovate UK, and the British Academy have a responsibility to ensure a thriving and diverse R&I system, now and in the future.

ESRC, AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, Innovate UK and the British Academy have jointly provided £3.4 million to fund the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Caucus.

The EDI Caucus’ work will encompass all facets of the R&I sector, spanning humanities and science, business, technology, engineering, and mathematics subjects.

The EDI Caucus will provide high-quality research evidence on EDI that informs policy and practice in the R&I system.

Professor Kate Sang of the Heriot-Watt University Business School leads the multidisciplinary EDI Caucus team. Their funding started in January 2023 and will continue until January 2026.

The EDI Caucus leadership team will be making opportunities available for other parties interested in EDI to engage with their work via a ‘flexible commissioning fund’.

Contact us

Contact the EDI Caucus team.

Email: edicaucus@hw.ac.uk

Twitter: @edi_caucus

Last updated: 17 February 2023

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