Impact of Coronavirus on UKRI-supported research

Important note: For data analysis purposes, we ask that applicants do not include the words ‘Cov-19’, ‘Covid-19’ or ‘Coronavirus’ in the Lay Summary, Technical Summary or Title sections unless the application relates to proposed research in this area.


This guidance is for anyone who wishes to apply for ESRC funding. You can find application details for individual funding opportunities in the funding opportunities section.

Research Funding Guide

Our Research Funding Guide provides information on: the type of funding opportunities we offer; eligibility for funding; our expectations; how to apply; what costs our grants cover; how proposals are assessed and what happens successful proposals.

Before you prepare a proposal

Writing and submitting a proposal

International collaboration information for UK applicants

Associated studentships

Additional notices