The Future Research Leaders scheme aims to enable outstanding early career social scientists, in partnership with their host organisation, to acquire the skills set to become the future world leaders in their field.

We are currently reviewing our provision for early career researchers. Whilst we remain committed to providing support at this career stage, until the outcome of the review is known we cannot confirm future funding opportunities in this area.

In the meantime, please register for email alerts or follow us on Twitter for further news on other ESRC funding opportunities.

For those interested in secondary data analysis, our Secondary Data Analysis Initiative is an open date call and includes a requirement for an early career researcher to be included on every proposal.

Potential applicants should also consider our Research Grants scheme, which is open all year round to applicants at all career stages.