Sarah Jones, Research Development Manager in RIS, is launching the new drop-in support cohort for the ESRC New Investigator Award.

This support cohort will offer monthly meet ups, loosely focused on different sections of the application. There will be opportunities for questions, discussions, and where helpful sharing of drafts for feedback within the group.

These online meetings will be open to those both considering and in the process of applying to the scheme from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

More on the ESRC New Investigator Grant:

  • supporting new researchers and academics at the start of their careers to become independent researchers through gaining experience of managing and leading research projects and teams
  • grants range from £100,000 to £300,000 for a period of up to five years
  • proposals can cover any research area but the social sciences must represent more than 50% of the research focus and effort
  • open call and proposals can be submitted at any time within the early career window

See the UKRI website for full details on the ESRC new investigator grant.

Email the Research Development team in RIS to express interest in the cohort:

The launch meeting has been planned for Thursday 22 September between 11-12pm. Future dates and time will be shared at the meeting. There is no obligation to attend them all.