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Encyclopedia > Economic and Social Research Council

The Economic and Social Research Council is the main UK state funding agency for research and graduate studies in the social sciences. Terms like SOSE (Studies of Society & the Environment) not only refer to social sciences but also studies of the environment. ...


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  • ESRC (http://www.esrc.ac.uk)

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EducationGuardian.co.uk | Research | The Economic and Social Research Council (1643 words)
The ESRC's mission is to fund high quality social science research and training which meets the needs of the users and beneficiaries of research and enhances the UK's competitiveness, quality of life and the effectiveness of its public services and policy.
Research grants can be awarded for a period of up to five years and can be for basic, applied or strategic research.
Research projects will then be expected to start from mid-2003 and run for up to five years (up to the revised end-date for the Programme in 2008).
The Importance of The Economic and Social Research Council (789 words)
The Economic and Social Research council (ESRC) is one of seven research councils, or in the case of Arts and Humanities, boards funded by the UK government to support research and postgraduate training.
The ESRC is the smallest of the research councils in terms of its budget and staff numbers, with a budget in 1999/2000 of just under £70 million.
The ESRC only supports studentships in those departments which have met a number of criteria for funding, and it is important for potential applicants to establish whether they would be eligible for ESRC support in their chosen department.
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