Who ESRC is

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government.

We fund world-leading research, data and postgraduate training in the economic, behavioural, social and data sciences to understand people and the world around us.

Our work helps raise productivity, address climate change, improve public services and generate a prosperous, inclusive, healthy and secure society.

Read more about our work in our strategic delivery plan.

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