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Restricted Call: ESRC Centres Competition 2023

Pre-announcement: Restricted call: ESRC Centres (indicative internal deadline: March 2023)


In February 2023, ESRC is planning to announce a new round of the ESRC Centres competition. Full details for the 2023 iteration of this scheme are not yet available and will be released once the call opens in February. Once the call opens we will circulate the confirmed details and dates for the internal selection. We are circulating this email as a forewarning that internal selection will occur.


ESRC Centres are world-leading centres of excellence that carry out interdisciplinary, cutting-edge and impactful research in the social sciences and beyond. At least 50% of the proposed programme of research must fall within ESRC’s remit. ESRC will award £5-10m for up to 5 years (funded at 80% fec). ESRC stresses that this is a pre-announcement and information may change.


University Internal selection


Research organisations may submit up to 2 applications for centres through this competition. Therefore, this call will be managed according to the University’s restricted calls policy.


Funder's provisional timetable:

·       Call to be published – February 2023

·       Estimated University of Cambridge Internal Deadline: March 2023

·       Deadline for submitting outline proposals – TBA

·       Deadline for submitting full proposals – May 2023

·       Award start date -  TBA


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Posted on 14/10/2022

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