ESRC Panel and Committee Recruitment 2011

The ESRC is currently recruiting members for both its Grant Assessment Panels and Committees. There are details below and at the links. The deadline for both the panels and committees is 23rd February 2011.

ESRC Grant Assessment Panels

The role of the ESRC Grants Assessment Panels (GAPs) is to assess applications submitted under responsive mode schemes and make funding recommendations to ESRC according to procedures and criteria approved and overseen by the ESRC Committees.

The GAPs are multi-disciplinary bodies comprising 45 to 50 members in total. There are three GAPs organised around clusters of disciplines.

ESRC is now inviting applications for membership of these panels in the following disciplinary areas:

  • Cognitive psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social anthropology
  • Macro-economics

ESRC Committees

We are inviting applications from suitably experienced persons to be members of our Committees.

ESRC Committees lead key aspects of our corporate strategy and oversee the development of our research and training investments. They work together to deliver the ESRC corporate objectives with an emphasis on delivering excellent social science with scientific, societal and economic impacts.

Three policy committees, each chaired by a Council member, represent the main sections of our research portfolio.

  • The Methods and Infrastructure Committee oversees and sets policy for ESRC data services, surveys, research methods and information environment.
  • The Research Committee oversees and sets policy for ESRC research funding and investments, both managed and responsive. It will not make funding decisions on responsive mode applications, the structure for which is set out below.
  • The Training and Skills Committee provides strategic direction to the ESRC’s efforts to improve the quality of research training for social science researchers in the UK.

These three policy committees work alongside:

  • The Audit Committee provides advice on the overall effectiveness of our management procedures and internal control systems.
  • The Evaluation Committee provides advice on the quality and impact of its investments and corporate strategy.