Find out more about the difference our funding is making in these areas:
- climate change and sustainability
- data and analysis for decision making
- health, wellbeing and social care
- population and society
- public services
- the economy
- understanding the impact of COVID-19.
Our strategic priorities
ESRC’s strategic priorities guide what we invest in across our portfolio. Find out more about our priority areas in ESRC’s latest delivery plan.
How we manage our portfolio and priorities
We gather evidence and consult our communities, including the ESRC Council, our Strategic Advisory Network and our Innovation Caucus to help us invest funding in the right places.
You can help shape our future funding areas by submitting a Big Idea to our pipeline of ambitious and transformational ideas. Your idea should address a major challenge or need for infrastructure or capacity-building at an appropriate scale.