ESRC is investing £3.8m in 7 new innovative and ambitious projects researching long-term implications for governance after Brexit. 

Under the leadership and coordination of Professor Daniel Wincott, the Governance after Brexit (GAB) phase 2 programme will work closely with the ESRC's UK in a Changing Europe initiative, with GAB phase 1 projects, and with other grants in cognate areas to maximise impact and engagement across the wider ESRC portfolio on UK-EU relations. This new programme of work will provide a solid base of knowledge on issues such as trade, borders, migration and mobility, democracy, national identity, democratisation and devolution. 

The phase 2 projects, which started on the 1 January 2021, will constitute a second wave of the successful Governance after Brexit programme and will run for a maximum of three years.

Professor Daniel Wincott, Cardiff University, ESRC Leadership Coordinator for Governance after Brexit said: "'These second phase projects extend ‘Governance after Brexit’ in exciting new directions to which long-term fundamental social science will contribute significantly. I am delighted ESRC has made it a priority.”

The full list of awards are as follows: 

  • Governance for 'a place between':  the multilevel dynamics of implementing the Protocol on Northern Ireland  
    David Phinnemore, Queen's University of Belfast
  • Algorithmic politics and administrative justice in the EU Settlement Scheme  
    Clive Barnett, University of Exeter
  • Going Global? Firms, Trade and Productivity After Brexit  
    Thomas Sampson, London School of Economics
  • Rebordering Britain and Britons after Brexit (MIGZEN)
    Nando Sigona, University of Birmingham
  • Democracy in the UK after Brexit
    Alan Renwick, University College London
  • A Country Divided? Polarisation and Identity after Brexit 
    Sara Hobolt, London School of Economics
  • Brexit Uncertainty and the Northern Ireland Protocol:  The consequences for Northern Ireland firms and their trade within the UK's Internal Market  
    Michael Gasiorek, University of Sussex