The scheme exists to enable researchers to work with individuals and organisations in the private, public and civil society sectors. Knowledge exchange can involve a range of methods but is ultimately about sharing and applying good ideas, research results, experiences and engagement skills. The ESRC fund and manage a range of schemes to support collaborative projects and create a dialogue between researchers and individuals/organisations that have the potential to benefit from social science research.
The two calls that have been announced are:
- the Follow on Fund scheme
The Knowledge Exchange call is open from 1 September until 27 October 2011 and is aimed at social science researchers at all stages of their career and at organisations in the business, public and civil society sectors, with the intention of encouraging dialogue and collaboration between these groups.
Future calls are scheduled as follows:
- 12 December 2011 – 6 February 2012
- 9 April 2012 – 4 June 2012
- 20 August 2012 – 1 October 2012
Further information is available from the ESRC website: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-and-guidance/collaboration/knowledge-exchange/opportunities/index.aspx
If you are interested in applying to one of these schemes, please contact CRE Operations who will happy to support your application.