The ESRC is expected to announce its Future Research Leaders scheme in September 2014. This scheme aims to enable outstanding early-career social scientists to acquire the skills to become the future leaders in their field. To maximise the amount of time available for the selected applicants to prepare their proposals for the ESRC, the University's ESRC Strategy Group and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research have agreed that the internal selection process for this call should be announced before the formal announcement of the call by the ESRC.
It is expected that the 2014 call will be broadly similar to that announced in 2013 and the guidance in this email is based on that call. For full details of the 2013 call, visit w: www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-and-guidance/funding-opportunities/15938/future-research-leaders.aspx.