Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

ESRC is the UK’s largest funder of economic, social, behavioural and human data science.



Funding opportunities

Pre-announcement: Lead energy demand research as the Energy Demand Champion

Apply for funding to become the ‘Energy Demand Champion’ and lead the next stage of energy demand research in the UK.

You must be a UK resident based at an eligible research organisation.

You can be from any discipline and should have a:

  • background in research, industry or policy
  • clear understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of UK energy demand research.

Digital Society Network Plus: exploring people’s relationships with digital technologies

Apply for funding to develop a network to research people’s relationship with technology. The network will:

  • carry out and fund research
  • build communities
  • provide skills development opportunities

You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for ESRC funding. Your project must be social science-led and at least 50% within ESRC’s remit.


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Changes to ESRC's website

Following the move of ESRC funding opportunities and news to the UKRI website, this summer we are starting to move more of ESRC’s web content to the new integrated site.

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