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International Development Research @ Cambridge

 

Trust and global governance in a turbulent age is one of the seven key research priorities of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). We are looking for innovative and methodologically ambitious proposals that link foundational research on the nature and dynamics of trust and trustworthiness, with new empirical research on the relationship between trust and global governance.

We actively encourage proposals characterised by interdisciplinarity both within and beyond the social sciences, and would particularly welcome proposals that include a significant international comparative component.

Four priority areas for research have been identified under this call. Whilst proposals may exclusively focus on one area, we would strongly encourage applicants to explore a range of questions within and between each of these cross-cutting priority areas:

  • Trust in a world of inequalities
  • Trust and the future of democracy
  • Identity, community, and the social and psychological foundations of trust
  • Trust, ethics and international security

ESRC will be investing £5 million to take forward this exciting research agenda. We expect to fund two or three large grants under this theme.

 

Please find further information on this funding opportunity here.

Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.

 

Join the Strategic Research Initiative

Register to Cambridge Global Challenges here.

 

Learn about the support we provide 

Information on how Cambridge Global Challenges can support your research is shared here.

 

Contact us

Programme Manager (Sara Serradas Duarte): coordinator@gci.cam.ac.uk​