Deadline for register of interest is 16:00 on 24 October 2019.

The ESRC, on behalf of UKRI, will invest up to £32.4 million (at 100% fEC) over five years, in an independent, world-class Productivity Institute. The Institute will bring together world-leading experts from a range of disciplines and backgrounds and will work directly with relevant stakeholders, for example policymakers and businesses, enhancing the state of knowledge in the field and to inform those working to improve regional, sectoral and firm-level productivity in the UK.

Aimed particularly at bidders, we are holding an information and networking event on 06 November 2019, in London. The event is an opportunity for potential bidders to gain further clarity on the call, and application requirements before the submission deadline for outline proposals on 13 November 2019.  The event is also open to other interested parties including industry, business and policy looking to find out more about bids in development and to engage strategically with the ESRC about our productivity research portfolio. Please note that attendance at this networking event is not a pre-requisite for the submission of outline proposals to the call.   Space at the venue is limited and significant interest is expected. In the case of oversubscription, we will limit the number of attendees per organisation. We encourage individuals to co-ordinate across their organisations before registering for the event.

Places are very limited.  To register interest in attending the event please complete the register of interest form by 16:00 24 October 2019. By registering you are confirming you are available to attend the event on 06 Nov 2019. We will notify those registering their interest by 16:00 on 30 October whether they will be invited to attend.

Please note that travel and subsistence costs to attend this event are not available to be claimed from ESRC.