The ESRC and AHRC are pleased to invite proposals for a Migration Leadership Team to provide intellectual leadership for, and maximise the impact of, their combined migration research portfolio.
This is a complex and wide-ranging portfolio, and we anticipate that the appointment will involve a collaboration of two or more individuals bringing complementary senior level expertise in this area. The team will play a vital role in:
- providing strategic and intellectual leadership over ESRC and AHRC's existing migration research portfolio: mapping, curating and synthesising the portfolio in ways that should maximise potential impact on policy agendas, identifying synergies between existing investments and strategic gaps to support the development of a cohesive portfolio
- liaising with academics working in this and related fields, connecting and communicating with users, generating evidence and maximising the impact of the portfolio’s policy agenda through engagement with a range of policymakers and stakeholders both in the UK and internationally
- establishing and exploiting connections with other major migration research programmes and activities in Europe, in the developing world, and elsewhere
- identifying and advising on opportunities to develop the portfolio through future interdisciplinary activities including international collaboration under the broad theme of migration.
Applications must be submitted through the Je-S system by 16:00 on 8 August 2017.
The appointment is for 24 months in the first instance with the possibility to extend beyond the initial period of funding. The successful team should take up the post on 1 November 2017.
The maximum funding available is £500,000 fEC (full economic cost). In accordance with RCUK policy, the AHRC and ESRC will contribute up to 80% of fEC. This budget is expected to cover the Leadership Team’s salary costs, additional research salary costs, any support staff, as well as networking, travel, dissemination, knowledge exchange and impact activities.
Applicants from the UK must be based at eligible UK research organisations (ROs). Academic researchers from established non-UK ROs of comparable standing to ESRC-eligible UK ROs are eligible to be listed as international co-investigators under this call.