Festival of Social Science 2021 – call for applications
Deadline Friday 09 July 2021
The Festival of Social Science 2021 offers an opportunity for researchers to hold either in-person or online events/resources aimed at non-academic audiences. Events/resources which are aimed primarily at academic audiences are not eligible to be part of the Festival or to receive sponsorship. This year, as the Festival will run in tandem with COP26, the ESRC has requested that each institution focus at least 40% of their total Festival programme on the environment/climate change, so for FoSS2021 we will be giving some priority to events/resources with that key focus.
The Festival of Social Science 2021 will take place in Manchester from 1-21 November. Applications for sponsorship of up to £1000 can be made to assist with the production and delivery of in-person / online events and resources such as (but not limited to):
- Film screenings
- Social media events
- Round-table discussions
We would warmly welcome applications which showcase collaborations across multiple ESRC IAA institutions, promoting a joined up approach to the Festival including online collaborations which may have been prohibited due to geographical boundaries in previous years.
The Festival of Social Science is designed to promote and increase awareness of social sciences and the ESRC’s research, enable social scientists to engage with non-academics and increase awareness of the contributions the social sciences make to the wellbeing and the economy of the UK society.
Find out More about the Festival and how to apply
Please note, applications SHOULD NOT be made to the ESRC, but rather via the University of Manchester. The application deadline is Friday 09 July 2021. An application form and guidance notes are attached to this webpage. They can also be found at https://www.staffnet.manchester.ac.uk/social-sciences/research/esrc-festival/.
Please address any queries to Hannah Clark, ESRC IAA Manager (ESRCIAA@manchester.ac.uk)