THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
About the ESRC
The ESRC are the UK's largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues. They support independent, high quality research which has an impact on business, the public sector and civil society. The ESRC have a total budget for 2017-18 of around £202 million. At any one time they support over 4,000 researchers and postgraduate students in academic institutions and independent research institutes.
The ESRC are committed to supporting the very best research, with scientific excellence the primary criterion for funding. All of their funding opportunities are highly competitive and only those proposals judged by experts in the field to be of the highest scientific quality are supported.
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