Funding Opportunities

Outlined below are the different funding strands associated with our IAA scheme. You can read about the strands by clicking on each bullet points.


In Addition, although they will not feature in open-calls, there is also funding to support direct activities relating to:


A key objective of LSSI is to foster international research links and build collaborative partnerships with a view to enhancing research impact. The IAA will be utilised to further enhance this goal by supporting the development of strategic relations with partners around the globe. Notably connections have already been made with Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Queensland and with the Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina.

The IAA will be utilised to fund:
-Incoming and outgoing visiting fellows with partner institutions.
-The establishment of an International Advisory board
-To organise a collaborative international conference

If you would like to discuss this funding and opportunity further please contact Alison Lundbeck (


Policy Engagement

The ESRC IAA allows us to deliver additional initiatives and activities in order to promote new relationships regionally, nationally and internationally. One of these initiatives is to further engage with public policy, and will allow for social scientist to engage with a variety of external partners, organisations and policy makers.

Our aim is to connect high quality social science research taking place inside the University, with the individuals and groups who can utilise the research to create real-world impact.

Researcher Engagement

1. Collaborative Basecamps:

  • The aim of the basecamps is to create interdisciplinary teams with the goal of creating long-term shifts in attitude towards collaboration and the development of new cross-disciplinary research collaborations.
  • It aims to develop the competencies required to initiate and develop interdisciplinary working, knowledge exchange, entrepreneurial activity and creative thinking, as well as new challenge-led project ideas and research proposals.
  • The programme will consist of a series of three intensive full-day residential workshops, with 10-20 participants.
  • The first two workshops will be held off-campus and will be on consecutive days, including an overnight stay. The third workshop can be held on or off campus and can include external partners if applicable.
  • The basecamps will be centred around a particular theme or topic. If you have a suggestion, please contact Alison Lundbeck (

2. Innovation Forums:

  • These forums will bring together professionals and policy-makers in collaboration with researchers to identify and develop research questions, challenges and innovations.
  • The innovation forum will facilitate this multidisciplinary structure by fostering synergy between academia, industry and the public/third sector to coproduce innovative research and to accelerate the speed of impact for the benefit of wider society.
  • Each forum will be centred around a particular theme or topic – please contact

    Cheryl Harris ( if you have a topic suggestion.