Future temporary closure of this opportunity
We will be pausing this funding opportunity from 31 October 2022 until mid-2023, when it will reopen on the UKRI Funding Service. We will accept and process applications received before 31 October 2022, providing a funding decision in the usual timeframe. Further details will be available nearer the time.
During the temporary closure, funds usually allocated to this funding opportunity will be used to support secondary data analysis proposals aligned to the forthcoming Survey data collection methods collaboration. ESRC has published a pre-announcement for this opportunity and you are advised to continue to check that page for further updates.
See the pre-announcement: the survey data collection methods collaboration.
We anticipate that this grant will support secondary analysis of existing survey data, and supplements to existing surveys or new bespoke data collections, to test methodological innovations, as necessary to meet the research objectives.
Additionally, researchers proposing methodological research relevant to other forms of secondary data analysis are welcome to apply to the below opportunity as long as they fulfil the highlight notice’s other criteria.
See the embedding methodological development in social science research: 2022.
These criteria include the requirement that the proposed research will focus on the refinement of methodological approaches developed since March 2020.
Apply using Je-S
You must apply using the Joint Electronic Submission system (Je-S). To be able to do this your host organisation must be registered for Je-S, and you must hold a Je-S account. If you are unsure about this you should contact your research organisation’s research office for further guidance.
Proposals will need to show 100% of the full economic cost of the proposed research, with ESRC covering 80% of the costs.
When applying select ‘New document’, then:
- council: ESRC
- document type: standard proposal
- scheme: research grants
- call/type/mode: SDAI open call.
Mandatory attachments with the application include:
- case for support
- justification of resources
- list of publications.
You can apply at any time, but should consider the timing against other applications from your research organisation, as large volumes of applications for one assessment round will reduce the success rates. Grant assessment panels meet in March, July and November of each year.
To begin writing your proposal, please select the New Document menu and search for and select ‘SDAI open call’ using the Call Search function. Please read the ESRC Je-S guidance for applicants (PDF, 294KB) for assistance in filling in the application.