Guidance for applicants - ESRC

Impact of coronavirus on UKRI-supported research

For data analysis purposes, we ask that applicants do not include the words ‘COV-19’, ‘COVID-19’ or ‘Coronavirus’ in the title, objectives or summary sections unless the application relates to proposed research in this area.

Guidance for applicants mitigating against COVID-19 implications, during the assessment process.

This guidance is for anyone who wishes to apply for ESRC funding. You can find application details for individual funding opportunities in the funding finder.

Research funding guide PDF

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Types of funding we offer

Explore the ways we fund research

Check if you're eligible for funding

How to check your eligibility and our remit

How to write a good proposal

Our video and guidance on writing a good research grant application

How to submit your proposal

Find out about registering for our online submission system and our resubmissions policy

Working with other organisations

Including other organisations and applications with an international element

Impact, innovation and interdisciplinarity expectations

Find out what we're looking for and how to meet our expectations

Research ethics guidance

Read about our ethics framework, policies and guidance

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