The UK in a Changing Europe (UKICE) initiative has been funded by the ESRC since 2014 and is directed by Professor Anand Menon at King’s College London. UKICE’s principal aim is to promote rigorous, high-quality and independent research into the complex and ever changing relationship between the UK and the European Union. 

UKICE takes the form of a knowledge hub, based at King's College, London (KCL). Around this a number of separate but linked investments have been commissioned, including Senior Fellows, small-scale commissioning fund grants, and Brexit Priority Grants. 

Current research funded under UK in a Changing Europe can be found on the UK in a Changing Europe website.

In 2019 a third wave of Senior Fellows were appointed to support the UK in a Changing Europe initiative.

Governance after Brexit

In 2018 the ESRC invited proposals for the first phase of the Governance after Brexit programme. This call supported innovative and ambitious projects developing fundamental research on the long-term governance implications of Brexit across the UK. A full list of projects funded under the first phase is available here.

In 2020 the commissioning of a second phase was completed and a full list of projects funded is available here.

The collective Governance after Brexit programme will continue to be coordinated by Professor Dan Wincott in his capacity as ESRC Leadership Coordinator for Governance after Brexit and will liaise closely with the work of UK in a Changing Europe.