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Opportunity profile: Social science networks go green


First call from ESRC-funded Access Flex Fund asks early career researchers to take the lead

Top tips

  • The scheme is looking for activities that would enhance the impact of the social sciences in tackling environmental problems
  • Applicants should consider impact on other academic disciplines, as well as stakeholders external to academia
  • Although these are small grants, bids should be ambitious and high-risk
  • Make good use of the relatively long lead-in time before the submission deadline

Started in 2022, Access is a five-year climate and environment social science project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, and on 8 March it opened applications to the first round of grants from its Flex Fund.

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