Guidance for grant holders

This guidance addresses some of the common queries we receive from grant holders.

If you have recently received your first ESRC grant you should read our information for new grant holders.

Open access

You should make yourself familiar with the Research Councils' joint open access policy (RCUK website). All ESRC grant holders must ensure that any journal articles or conference proceedings are published in accordance with this policy.

Research data policy

We expect our grant holders to share research data under the terms of our research data policy.

Updating your details


Identity guidelines


ESRC grants are administered by UK Shared Business Services (UK SBS). UK SBS is the primary point of contact for all current grant queries, including maintenance and updates to existing grants related queries.

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.