ESRC Festival of Social Science opens call for applications


The ESRC Festival of Social Science has issued a call for applications for this year’s event.

The Festival offers a fascinating insight into some of the country’s leading social science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives – both now and in the future.

The 2016 Festival will run from Saturday, 5 until Saturday, 12 November.

About the Festival

The Festival is a celebration of the social sciences that takes place across the UK via public debates, conferences, workshops, interactive seminars, film screenings, virtual exhibitions and much more.

Everyone – from schoolchildren to politicians – can take part in and hear about social science research in the Festival’s many events.

2016 will be the fourteenth year that ESRC will hold the Festival and each year it has gone from strength to strength.

Organise an event

The deadline for sponsored events is Friday, 13 May at 4pm. That for non-sponsored events is Friday, 20 May at 4pm.

The maximum that you can apply for towards the cost of running an event is £1,000. This excludes food for half day events (tea/coffee and biscuits can be covered), alcohol for any events, and the cost of overseas travel.

Further information, including guidance notes and online application forms, can be viewed here.

Further information

Please email with any queries or for assistance with your application.