This call has now closed. The following is for information only.

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and The Alan Turing Institute  are pleased to announce a third round of the Joint Fellowship Scheme. This third joint call will focus on the following two themes:

  • Public policy and government innovation
  • Urban analytics

This exciting opportunity is aimed at driving forward the development and application of cutting-edge data science to study major societal challenges. Proposals are welcome from mid-career and senior social scientists from an eligible UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) research organisation (RO) with an interest in data analytics and associated fields and their application in either of the two research areas. 

Further details can be found in the call specification.

Application process

We are anticipating supporting up to two Fellows, dependent on the quality of the proposals. The maximum amount available for each Fellowship is £500,000 at 100% full economic cost (fEC) of which ESRC will pay 80%. Funding will be available for a maximum of 36 months. 

A minimum of 20% time commitment over the period of the grant will be required from the Fellow and within this Fellows are encouraged to spend some time at the Turing headquarters in the British Library, London To support the Fellow a Post-Doctoral Researcher can be requested. The Post-Doctoral Researcher can be based at their host RO or at Turing.

Please note: In a change to previous rounds Associated Studentships are not permitted on this call.

Key dates

  • Open date for proposals – 5 March 2019
  • Closing date for proposals – 16:00 on 6 June 2019
  • Interviews and panel meeting – 19 September 2019
  • Fellowship Start Date – by the end of January 2020

Call documents

Reviewer guidance