New funding programme on Quantitative Methods training for UK social science undergraduates
The Nuffield Foundation, the ESRC and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has launched a £15.5 million funding programme aimed at promoting a step-change in quantitative methods training for UK social science undergraduates.
Call documents are available from 22 October 2012. More information about the programme is available on the Nuffield Foundation website: Quantitative Methods Programme or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
British Academy position statement: Society Counts
In October 2012, the British Academy launched a position statement, Society Counts, on the issue of quantitative skills in the humanities and social sciences. The statement outlines the problem of a deficit, the need for quantitative methods, as well as the range of initiatives currently underway in order to meet this challenge.
We welcome this statement, which is in line with the new funding programme detailed above, launched by the Nuffield Foundation in collaboration with ESRC and HEFCE.