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Economic and Social Research Council


The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UK's largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues. It supports independent, high quality research which has an impact on business, the public sector and the third sector. The ESRC’s total budget for 2011/12 is £203 million. At any one time the ESRC supports over 4,000 researchers and postgraduate students in academic institutions and independent research institutes.

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Economic and Social Research Council
Polaris House
North Star Avenue
Swindon, SN2 1UJ

Tel: 01793 413000
Fax: 01793 413001

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