Economic and Social Research Council
UK Research and Innovation launches interim website
An interim website was yesterday launched by UK Research and Innovation – www.ukri.org
The site will be a source of news and information about the development of UK Research and Innovation ahead of its formal creation in April 2018.
UK Research and Innovation will operate across the whole of the UK and will have a total budget of more than £6 billion a year. It will bring together the Research Councils, Innovate UK and a new body, Research England.
Please continue to visit the websites of the nine Councils that will form UK Research and Innovation and Research Councils UK for the latest news, announcements and funding opportunities from each organisation.
Latest News from
Economic and Social Research Council
The girl coders breaking into IT22/03/2019 14:20:00
Tech-related job opportunities are rapidly expanding in the UK, with employment in the digital tech sector increasing by 13.2% between 2014 and 2017 (according to Tech Nation's Report 2018). But although the jobs are increasing, diversity remains a challenge – specifically gender diversity.
Strength in Places Fund: Strong bids from every region and nation of the UK will be taken forward to the final decision stage22/03/2019 08:10:00
Twenty-four ambitious projects, from pharmaceuticals to aerospace, and transport to the creative economy, are to receive early-stage funding to develop full-stage bids that could lead to significant economic growth in places across the country.
ESRC funds research led by Open University on care of child migrants20/03/2019 10:37:00
A researcher who travelled to ‘the Jungle’ refugee camp in Calais to see how unaccompanied child migrants lived has secured £1 million of funding from the Economic and Social Research Council to study the care of lone child refugees.
ESRC funds fourth wave of internationally-renowned National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles19/03/2019 16:15:00
The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles begins its fourth study on sexual health and well-being in Britain, led by researchers from UCL in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the University of Glasgow and NatCen Social Research.
Better interventions to target domestic violence15/03/2019 10:37:00
Domestic violence is widely accepted in most developing countries, says a new study of attitudes towards domestic violence in 49 low and middle-income countries across Central, East and South Asia, Central Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, North- and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Calling all UK Horizon 2020 Grant Holders12/03/2019 09:25:00
As the deadline for the UK’s exit from the EU approaches, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is reminding all charities, businesses and research organisations with a UK grant from the EU’s Horizon 2020 funding programme to register their details with UKRI as soon as possible.
ESRC funds two new international projects on trust, governance and the future of democracy11/03/2019 15:42:00
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is announcing £3.5 million of funding for two large research projects on Trust and Global Governance. These projects will run for between three and four years and commenced on 1 March 2019.
Pubertal growth spurt is a recent phenomenon06/03/2019 17:13:00
New research into historical changes in children’s growth patterns could help to tackle stunting in developing countries.
Healthy living with long-time partner25/02/2019 09:25:00
Several studies have found that marriage has health benefits, but new research shows that living in a partnership – married or not – is good for your health. Couples living together in long-term relationships seem to be as healthy as married couples, according to a study led by Dr Brienna Perelli-Harris at the ESRC Centre for Population Change.