ESRC – Embedding Methodological Development in Social Science Research

Closing Date: 25/10/2022

Funding available to refine recently developed methodological approaches to enable them to be fully embedded in social science research practice.

Many of the adaptations and innovations that occurred across a range of methodologies during the pandemic will offer long-term benefits to the community. This opportunity aims to maximise the impact of these by providing an opportunity for researchers to consolidate and refine methodological approaches to ensure they represent good practice and are accessible widely across social science research.

Proposals must identify:

  • The methodological development that is the focus of the proposal
  • When the methodological development took place
  • The original research need, problem or question the methodological development was designed to address
  • How and why this methodological approach was innovative
  • How the methodological development continues to addresses an ongoing research need, noting the additional value of the novel method beyond the independent research organisation or research organisation community where relevant
  • What further work is needed to embed the approach in research practice.

ESRC expect applicants to explicitly justify all of these areas within the relevant section in their case for support.

Innovative, cross-sector and cross-disciplinary approaches are encouraged. Proposals can draw from the wider sciences, but the social sciences must represent at least 50% of the research focus and effort.

Funding body Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Maximum value £1,000,000
Reference ID S24153
Category Economic and Social Research
Fund or call Fund