ESRC panel vacancies

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is currently advertising a number of panel vacancies.

Grants Assessment Panels

The ESRC Grants Assessment Panels (GAPs) assess proposals for most responsive mode schemes across the range of ESRC activities.

Membership of a GAP is an opportunity to work with other experienced people from across the academic, public, business and civil society sectors to help ensure ESRC funds high quality research with academic, economic and societal impact. Members will also have an opportunity to feed into, and learn about ESRC policy development.

The ESRC Grants Delivery Group (GDG) considers the funding recommendations from the GAPs on behalf of the ESRC Committees and makes the final funding decisions, subject to available budget. The GDG is chaired by the Vice Chair of the Research Committee. Its other members are the chairs of each of the four GAPs.

Members are expected to assess an average of 30 applications per annum and to meet three times a year (in March, July and November) to make funding recommendations. Meetings will alternate between London and Swindon.

ESRC is currently looking for applications in the following disciplinary areas:

  • Management & Business Studies
  • Economics (including one in micro-economics)
  • Human Geography
  • Psychology
  • Science & Technology Studies
  • Sociology
  • Social Policy

The closing date for applications is Friday, 29 April at 5pm. Visit here for further information.

Chair for Panels B and C

Panel B covers the disciplines of Education, Linguistics, Social Work, Socio-Legal Studies, Sociology and Science & Technology Studies.

Panel C covers the disciplines Economic & Social History, Environmental Planning, Human Geography, Demography, Area & Development Studies, Political Science & International Relations, Social Anthropology and Social Policy.

Applications are welcome from academics that can demonstrate:

  • A strong research track record in their field
  • A longstanding experience of peer review
  • A knowledge and experience of working across disciplinary boundaries
  • An appreciation of international collaborative research and agendas
  • An understanding of knowledge exchange and research impact
  • An appreciation of the value and use of different methodological approaches

The closing date for applications is Friday, 29 April at 5pm. Visit here for further information.