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LSSI - Who We Are

Leeds Social Sciences Institute is a cross-faculty platform which supports interdisciplinary collaboration across the University of Leeds and with external stakeholders. We are dedicated to bringing the varied expertise and methodologies of the social sciences to bear on the complex societal challenges facing the world. 

We work across three main areas of activity: 

  • Developing and promoting interdisciplinary research between and beyond the social sciences.  
  • Skills training and capacity building. 
  • Maximising impact, knowledge exchange and public and policy engagement from our social science research. 

We host the university’s Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) and support the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership.   Find out more About LSSI.


LSSI Bulletin

Fostering interdisciplinary research excellence that delivers real impact   LSSI updates and events  LSSI NEWS LSSI supported development and design of successful UKRI funded Yorkshire Policy Innovation Partnership (YPIP) Dr Kate Pangbourne - UKCGE Recognised Research Supervisor LSSI CALLS Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Funding call for applications Four ESRC collaborative studentships in the social sciences announced...

Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme 2024 call open

The ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme (PDF) scheme aims to provide a career development opportunity for those in the immediately postdoctoral stage of their career, to provide the opportunity to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, their networks, and their research and professional skills.  ESRC-funded Postdoctoral Fellowships can be based at any of the WRDTP partner...

Next Generation Co-Production Impact Scheme

LSSI are pleased to announce the second call of the Next Generation Co-Production Impact Scheme, which will offer an opportunity for Early/Mid-Career Researchers to pursue opportunities to develop research impact in relation to co-production research tackling societal challenges. The scheme will fund novel and creative ways to promote co-production approaches based on co-created research themes...

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Go Fund Yourself? Funding and the Future of High Growth Startups in the Leeds City Region

Since the onset of COVID-19, recent empirical evidence has revealed substantial funding gaps across various regions within the UK. This,...

Fairness Design: Re-Thinking Digital Government Forms as Sites of Dignity and Mutual Understanding

Link Seminar - March 2024 A seminar series designed to connect academic knowledge with pressing policy agendas Presented by DWP...

Sexual Identity, Disclosure and Pay Gaps in the National Health Service

Link Seminar - February 2024 A seminar series designed to connect academic knowledge with pressing policy agendas Presented by DWP...

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