Funding opportunities

We provide a range of funding opportunities, including schemes, competitions and initiatives. Our funding opportunities enable individuals and groups to pursue world-class research in academic institutions and independent research centres.

All new funding opportunities are posted on our Twitter account when they are announced (also check #esrcfunding).

Latest funding opportunities

Latest funding opportunities

Knowledge exchange

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Knowledge exchange opportunities from the PhD stage through to senior academic level.

Postgraduate funding

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Find out about postgraduate studentship opportunities and how to apply for them.

Research Grants

Our Research Grants provide funding for excellent ideas. They range from £350,000 to £1 million.

Centres and Large Grants

Our Centres and Large Grants competition provides funding of between £2 million and £10 million.

Future Research Leaders

Our Future Research Leaders scheme supports outstanding early career researchers.

International funding


Find out about overseas research opportunities and how to get involved in international research networks.

Application enquiries

For queries about Je-S, including registration and submitting applications and grant maintenance requests, please contact the Je-S helpdesk:

For call-specific queries, please contact the named contact(s) provided for the call.

For general application and peer review queries, please email

ESRC grants are administered by the UK Shared Business Services (UK SBS). For queries relating to the administration of current grants, including maintenance and updates to existing grants, please contact the UK SBS post-award team:

Please note that all requests to make changes to grants post-award stage should be made using the Je-S Grant Maintenance tool rather than coming direct to ESRC or UK SBS staff.