The ESRC is seeking to commission expert advice and intellectual leadership to deliver an evidence base to inform and support ESRC’s future commissioning activity in the new priority area of Education: Improving Outcomes as in our Delivery Plan 2019. The contract deliverables will be achieved through scoping work, as well as other activities including stakeholder engagement.

The aim of this contract will be to help the ESRC identify specific gaps and opportunities in its portfolio, and to design and implement funding schemes in this priority area.

It is envisaged that this expert advice will be provided by a senior specialist with an internationally recognised publication record in education research, strong relevant policy and practice expertise and an understanding, and appreciation of the need for an interdisciplinary approach, and with existing networks with key stakeholders in academia, public sector, and civil society.

It is expected that the work will take place between October 2020 and September 2021.

Further details about this call and how to submit a bid can be found at Contracts Finder. The deadline for submissions is 10 August 2020.