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

The ESRC is inviting proposals from UK-based academics for senior fellowships as part of the UK in a Changing Europe (UKICE) initiative. This is the third round of senior fellowships under this initiative. Under the guidance of the UKICE Director, the role of the senior fellowship is to provide evidence and analysis, which leads to impact and dissemination across the broad range of issues and policy areas affected by Brexit, its implementation and consequences, and the UK’s future relationship with the European Union more broadly. 

It is an expectation that applicants to the call will be individuals of the highest international standing in their field. Whilst the role of the senior fellows is focussed mainly on impact and dissemination, another important feature is their role as an ambassador for the UKICE, and indirectly, the ESRC and their ability to respond rapidly to the ever-evolving political scenario in the UK. Whilst senior fellows will primarily synthesise existing research, they will also have the opportunity to undertake some new research if appropriate. 

The proposed programme of activities under the initiative is intended to run until April 2022. 

We hope to support between eight and 10 Senior Fellows. The maximum amount available for each fellowship is £600,000 at 100% full economic cost (fEC) of which, the ESRC will pay 80%. Funding will be available for a maximum of 36 months.  

All proposals must be submitted through the Je-S system by 16.00 on 7 February 2019

Assessment process

An assessment panel will consider proposals and draw up a shortlist to be taken forward for interview. Interviews will form an essential part of the assessment process and attendance will be mandatory. 

Applicants will be informed of outcomes during April 2019. We expect the work to begin between 1 May and 1 June 2019. We reserve the right not to accept a later start date. 

Call documents

Key dates

  • Deadline for submission of applications – 16.00 on 7 February 2019
  • Shortlisting – w/c 18 March 2019 
  • Interviews – w/c 8 April 2019
  • Applicants informed of outcome – April 2019 
  • Expected start – between 1 May and 1 June 2019