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Restricted Call Pre-announcement: ESRC Trust and Global Governance Large Grants (call opening April 2018)

ESRC will shortly be inviting applications of between £1 million and £2.5 million (at 100% fEC) to take forward research agenda in the area of Trust and Global Governance. ESRC expects to fund 2 to 3 large grants under this theme.
ESRCFour priority areas for research proposals have been identified under this call. While proposals may exclusively focus on one area, we strongly encourage proposals 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
The call will launch for full proposals in April 2018. The closing date for full applications will be late June 2018, with awards expected to start from Spring 2019. The ESRC pre-announcement is available here.
Internal coordination:
The University will not limit the number of applications that can be submitted for this call, however, the proposals will be reviewed for quality to ensure that only strong proposals are submitted to ESRC. Details of the process will be circulated once the call is announced.
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