Leeds Social Sciences Institute

Successful Research Applications Library

We have compiled a collection of funded research applications with the aim of providing a reference point for future applicants. We hope that the examples below will provide useful insights and offer some indication of what funders are looking for. The page is being continually updated.

The applications are divided according to the funding body first, then by scheme. If you are interested in seeing examples from other funders or schemes (or donating your own successful applications), please contact your local research support office.

ESRC

The Economic and Social Research Council is the UK’s largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues. It supports independent, high quality research that has an impact on business, the public sector and civil society.

ESRC Small Grant

Politics and International Studies

Sociology and Social Policy

Politics and International Studies

Law

Politics and International Studies

ESRC Standard Grant

Education

Sociology and Social Policy

ESRC Seminar Series

AHRC

The Arts and Humanities Research Council is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), along with the other UK Research Councils.

AHRC Networks and Workshops

Sociology and Social Policy

British Academy

The British Academy is the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences – the study of peoples, cultures and societies, past, present and future.

British Academy Small Grant
British Academy Visiting Fellowship

British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We are on the ground in six continents and more than 100 countries, bringing international opportunity to life, every day.

British Council

Education [PDF: 53KB]

Nuffield Foundation

The Nuffield Foundation is a charitable trust established in 1943 by William Morris, Lord Nuffield, that aims to improve social well-being.

Nuffield Foundation Large / Standard Grant

Law

Nuffield Foundation Social Science Small Grant

European Commission – Framework 7

European Commission – Framework 7 was the European Union’s Research and Innovation funding programme for 2007-13. The current programme is Horizon 2020 but there are many projects funded under FP7 that are still running.

European Commission - Framework 7

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation issues calls for proposals and invites submissions to them. It does not generally accept speculative enquiries for funding.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Law [PDF: 112KB]

Leverhulme Trust

The Leverhulme Trust was established at the wish of William Hesketh Lever and makes awards for the support of research and education.

Leverhulme Trust

Social Sciences Impact Acceleration Account

The Social Sciences Impact Acceleration Account is a University-funded Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) that has been developed by Leeds Social Sciences Institute in association with the ESRC. It encourages and supports research with impact across the social sciences.

IAA Responsive Mode Impact Fund
IAA Knowledge Exchange Fellowship

Miscellaneous

Research applications from other funders or schemes.

Miscellaneous

IELTS – Education [PDF: 39KB]

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