ESRC Festival of Social Science

Applications are now welcome for the ESRC Festival of Social Science and will close on the 9th May 2014. The Festival of Social Science offers an opportunity for researchers to hold events aimed at non-academic audiences. (Events which are aimed primarily at academic audiences are not eligible to be part of the Festival or to receive sponsorship.) The Festival of Social Science 2014 will take place from 1-8 November, and applications for sponsorship of up to £2,000 can be made to assist with events.

The ESRC have selected Birmingham as a Regional Hub for the Festival, meaning we can now assess and fund our own events as part of the Festival.

This means that applications need to be sent to the College of Social Science Research Support Office, rather than the ESRC.

All applications should be made using the application form – ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 2014, and submitted directly to:  Applications (funded and unfunded) must be received by the end of the 16th of May. All applications will then be assessed and results communicated to applicants in w/c 2nd of June.

If you have any questions about how your research may fit with the Festival feel free to contact Prof. Jo Duberley who will be the academic lead for the Festival (

Further details of the festival can be found here: