ESRC: Call for Proposal UKRI-GCRF Education as a Driver of Sustainable Development

Deadline: 25 April 2019

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) on behalf of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is inviting applications for Education as a Driver of Sustainable Development (EDD) research grants.

This call seeks research proposals that examine the role of education in relation to other sustainable development goals, such as achieving healthy lives, eradicating poverty and promoting gender equality. Specifically, proposals should address in what ways education drives development and explore the complexity of that relationship. They should show how a deeper understanding of education’s role across the development agenda will significantly influence how education research can be effectively translated into policy and practice to achieve development outcomes.

Reaserch Areas

This research grants call aims to complement and bring additionality to the Network Plus call which indicates examples of research areas that could be explored including:

  • What is education’s role in supporting sustainable development?
  • How does education play a role in reducing vulnerability and building community resilience to disaster risks?
  • How can education assist in addressing social determinants for improving health?
  • How can education contribute to making cities inclusive, safe and resilient?
  • How can education empower adolescents for healthy lives?
  • How can education enhance inclusive participation for sustainable urbanisation?
  • How can education contribute to building peaceful societies?
  • What is the inextricably linked relationship between education and poverty?

The examples above should only be considered as suggestions of research areas. Proposals should be framed within the core question of how education can drive sustainable development and should focus on looking at this overarching question through the lens of one or more of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in depth. Research that is purely focused on Quality Education (SDG4) would not be considered a fit for this call.

Funding Information

  • Applications are invited up to a maximum value of £2 million (100% fEC) and up to 36 months duration.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Proposals are invited from ROs eligible for UKRI funding across the UK. Proposals may be submitted by individuals who are not established members of the proposed host institution. In these circumstances, by submitting the proposal the RO confirms that it guarantees to provide facilities for the applicant as if an established member of staff for the duration of the grant. The lead organisation will be responsible for the overall management of the award including control, disbursement and assurance of funds, including financial reporting of funds going overseas.
  • Co-investigators may be based anywhere in the world, but, additionally for GCRF calls, the international co-investigator’s research organisation must submit a ‘Letter of Support’.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit https://esrc.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/ukri-gcrf-
education-as-a-driver-of-sustainable-development/

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