by Alex Hulkes In the spring of this year we published a blog that described how applicants to RCUK (as it was then) applied across research council boundaries. This more wintery post takes a crisp early-morning canter through an aspect of what is now cross-UKRI behaviour – the flows of funding between the seven research … Continue reading Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow
by Alex Hulkes ‘Place’ and accessibility, including access to the knowledge and skills found in the UK’s research organisations, are recurrent themes in the UK’s Industrial Strategy. This makes them important, as the strategy is central to how the government sees future investment and growth in the country’s R&D. Many of the elements of the … Continue reading Putting research in its place
by Alex Hulkes History has been described as ‘just one damn thing after another’. Data on the other hand is often ‘lots of damn things all at the same time’. This blog highlights not one but two new damn things appearing on the ESRC website at the same time, each containing many sub-damn things all … Continue reading Collaboration and coincidence
by Alex Hulkes We recently published ESRC success rate data and analysis for the seven years up until April 2018 – the first published since we became one of the nine UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) councils. This blog expands on one aspect of it – increases in grant size.
by Tony McEnery Former ESRC Director of Research and interim Chief Executive, Tony McEnery, reflects on some personal highlights and organisational successes during his time at ESRC. I have had the unique privilege of working as Director of Research in two of the UK research councils – the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and, more recently, … Continue reading Bringing social science into the forefront of interdisciplinary research – a reflection of my time at the ESRC