ESRC is inviting applications from academics suitably experienced in the social sciences to act as members of our Grant Assessment Panels (GAPs).

Applications should be submitted online no later than 17:00 on 11 May 2018.

About the Panels

The ESRC is the UK’s leading agency for research and training in the social sciences. Our Grant Assessment Panels (GAPs) assess proposals for most responsive mode schemes across the range of ESRC’s activities.

There are currently three Panels organised around a cluster of disciplines with a fourth panel that considers proposals submitted to the Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (SDAI). Between them the Panels cover the whole of ESRC’s disciplinary remit. 

Membership of a GAP is an opportunity to work with other experienced people from across the academic, public, business and civil society sectors to help ensure ESRC funds high quality research with academic, economic and societal impact. Members will also have an opportunity to feed into, and learn about ESRC policy development.

The ESRC Grants Delivery Group (GDG) considers the funding recommendations from the GAPs on behalf of the ESRC Committees and makes the final funding decisions, subject to available budget. The GDG is chaired by a member of the Research Committee. Its other members are the chairs of each of the four GAPs.

Panel membership is drawn from all areas of the social sciences, representing a broad range of expertise, skills and approaches.