Collaboration

We can partner with organisations from the business, public services, voluntary and community sectors in many different ways. We also encourage our researchers’ communities to engage potential non-academic partners and the wider general public. In this section we identify the opportunities available to business, public services, voluntary and community organisations to work with, and benefit from, ESRC-funded researchers.

Opportunities for business

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How businesses of all sizes can benefit from the researchers and research we fund.

Opportunities for public services

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How local authorities, governments, parliaments and assemblies and public bodies can benefit from the researchers and research we fund.

Opportunities for civil society

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How can voluntary and community organisations benefit from our research?

Working with the ESRC

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The ESRC works with a wide academic community to help ensure the research we fund makes a difference.

Public engagement

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We aim to encourage public dialogue and participation, as well as supporting researchers in engaging with the public.

The benefits of collaboration

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Find out about the benefits of sharing learning, ideas and experiences.

Collaborating across the Research Councils

Connected across the world

Many of our research investments are through collaborations with other Research Councils and research users.

International research

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ESRC plays a key international role within the social sciences, collaborating with a wide range of international partners.