AHRC Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre: Improve Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in UK Modern Slavery Research

Closing Date: 16/06/2022

Funding available to assess the diversity of those funding, designing and participating in publicly-funded modern UK slavery research.

The Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (Modern Slavery PEC) has issued a funding call for research on improving equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within modern slavery research in the UK.

The aim of this call is to understand and assess the diversity of those funding, designing, undertaking and participating in UK publicly funded modern slavery research. This project should focus on protected characteristics (as defined by the 2010 Equality Act): age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. Consideration should also be given to how this interacts with people with lived experience of modern slavery and those from different socio-economic backgrounds, academic disciplines, career experience and academic statuses.

Objectives of the call are to:

  • Generate new data and insights on EDI within publicly funded modern slavery research in the UK and use this to identify the most significant EDI challenges and opportunities. This should focus on all legally protected characteristics, with consideration given to how this correlates with the inclusion of people with lived experience, those from different socio-economic backgrounds, academic disciplines, career stage and those outside of academia.
  • Identify examples of best practice within modern slavery research, assessing their effectiveness and impact. This should include examples where diverse groups or individuals (including those with lived experience) are effectively and equitably included in research, and those that use innovative methods to include diverse groups or individuals.
  • Develop detailed, comprehensive and implementable recommendations and relevant resources based on these insights and examples of best practice for research funders such as the Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre, and others working on modern slavery research.
Funding body Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Maximum value £80,000
Reference ID S23733
Category Arts and Humanities
Economic and Social Research

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