We are pleased to announce the invitation-only call for full proposals for our Large Grants Competition 2018.

ESRC is investing in Large Grant proposals which will take forward an ambitious research agenda with the potential to generate significant economic or societal impact. The proposals will need to range from £1 million to £2.5 million at 100% full economic cost (fEC) with a term of five years. We will meet 80% of the full economic costs on proposals submitted. We intend to fund up to four grants.

The Large Grants Competition 2018 is being run as a two-stage application process. The outline stage closed on 14 June 2018 and the Assessment Panel convened in September 2018. This call for full proposals is open only to applicants who have been shortlisted and invited to apply. Any uninvited proposals will be rejected.

Call documents - full stage

Key dates

Applicants are invited to submit a full proposal via the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) System no later than 16:00 on 15 November 2018.

Peer review of full proposals will inform the full stage panel discussions (8 May 2019). Funding decisions will be communicated to applicants at the end of May 2019.

Successful grants must start in October 2019.