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Recruitment of ESRC Committees and Grants Assessment Panel members 2012

25 January 2012

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are inviting applications from suitably experienced individuals to be members of their Committees and Grants Assessment Panels (GAP).

This is an opportunity to work with other experienced people from across the academic, public, private and third sectors to help ensure the ESRC funds high-quality research, research infrastructure, and postgraduate training, whilst working to maximise the impact of the range of activities the ESRC supports.

The Committees lead key aspects of the ESRC's corporate strategy and oversee the development of our research, methods and infrastructure, and training investments. They work together to deliver the ESRC’s priorities with an emphasis on delivering excellent social science research with scientific, societal and economic impact.

The role of the Grants Assessment Panels (GAPs) is to assess applications submitted under the range of ESRC’s responsive mode schemes and to make funding recommendations according to procedures and criteria approved and overseen by ESRC’s Committees. More information about the vacancies can be found here.

All of the Research Councils make appointments to their committees and panels at varying times of the year. Please contact individual Research Councils for further information.

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Further information

Sarah Peart for Committee vacancies
Tel: 01793 413031
Gavin Salisbury for GAP membership
Tel: 01793 413136

Notes to editors

Research Councils UK (RCUK) is the strategic partnership of the UK's seven Research Councils who annually invest around £3 billion in research. We support excellent research, as judged by peer review, that has an impact on the growth, prosperity and wellbeing of the UK. To maintain the UK’s global research position we offer a diverse range of funding opportunities, foster international collaborations and provide access to the best facilities and infrastructure around the world. We also support the training and career development of researchers and work with them to inspire young people and engage the wider public with research. To maximise the impact of research on economic growth and societal wellbeing we work in partnership with other research funders including the Technology Strategy Board, the UK Higher Education Funding Councils, business, government, and charitable organisations.

The seven UK Research Councils are:

  • Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC);
  • Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC);
  • Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC);
  • Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC);
  • Medical Research Council (MRC);
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC);
  • Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC).