ESRC Pilot Urgency Grants Mechanism

The ESRC has now completed its pilot of its Urgency Grants mechanism, launched in July 2013. During this period the mechanism has funded 22 projects on a broad range of areas, enabling a rapid response to urgent or unforeseen events.

We have decided to continue with the mechanism, although it will now be run on a strategic basis, with the Council inviting calls for projects in areas which it judges require rapid action. The open call for projects under this mechanism closed on 31 December 2014.

Future strategic calls will be announced on the ESRC website and through other standard ESRC communication channels.