ERSC Knowledge Exchange Opportunities scheme

The Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC) Knowledge Exchange Opportunities scheme provides the opportunity to apply for funding for knowledge exchange activities at any stage of the research lifecycle, and is aimed at maximising the impact of social science research outside academia.

The flexibility built into the scheme is intended to encourage applicants to think creatively about knowledge exchange, and applications are welcomed for either a single activity or a combination of activities; be it setting up a network to help inform the development of a research proposal, arranging an academic placement with a voluntary or business organisation, or developing tools such as podcasts and videos aimed at communicating the results of research to the general public, or developing existing research to make it more applicable to policy or practice.

Please note that the scheme’s co-funding requirement has now changed so that partner contributions can now consist of any combination of cash or in-kind resources. The scheme has also been broadened to allow applications for new applied research, provided this is user-led or in collaboration with a user partner.

The latest ESRC Knowledge Exchange call opened on 20 August 2012 and will close at 4pm on 2 October 2012.

Call documents, including the scheme guidance are provided below:

Additional information and resources can be found here.