Social Sciences External Funding Social Sciences External Funding

British Academy Rising Star Engagement Awards

It is expected that approximately 35 awards (dependent upon the amount of funding required for each of the successful awards) will be made to individual distinguished early career scholars across the whole range of the humanities and social sciences. This scheme is specifically to offer an opportunity for early career researchers who have established their academic credentials and want to enhance their own skills and career development by playing a leading part in enabling the engagement of others through the organisation of engagement events. November deadline each year.

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Funding available: up to £15,000


British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE)

Applicants must be a member of the Society. Seedcorn - The purpose of Seedcorn Fund is to provide funding for pilot research projects and scoping work. This may be achieved through a combination of activities including literature review, mapping exercises, analysis of secondary data sources, travel and subsistence to meet domestic and international partners. The fund will support initial project planning and development, the direct costs of research, workshops and seminars that enable the advancement of research, and visits by or to partner scholars. Building research capacity and networks - The central aim of the Building Research Capacity and Networks grants is to provide funding for the inception and development of innovative collaborations and new priority research areas aligned with the aims of BAICE.

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Funding available: up to £5,000


Economic History Society Initiatives and Conference Fund

The Economic History Society maintains a fund to encourage otherwise unfunded workshops, special meetings and other interesting initiatives in economic and social history. It is expected that successful applicants will be, or will become, members of the Economic History Society. Two application rounds – May and November.

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Funding available: Up to £2,000


Esme Fairbairn

Children and Young People. We believe in the potential of every young person.  We fund organisations that seek to challenge the inequalities faced by those young people (age 0-25) who are currently missing out. We want to see the views of children and young people at the heart of organisations, and young people empowered to take action.
Social Change. A just and inclusive society benefits us all. We fund ambitious and challenging work that puts those who have been marginalised at the heart of creating change. We aim to give people the power to develop their own voices, shine new light on areas of need and challenge the cultures, systems and behaviours that stand in the way of change. 
Arts. We recognise the power of culture to bring communities together and give opportunity and visibility to people who may otherwise be marginalised. We want to support the artistic and financial sustainability of the sector and make sure that the widest range of people can participate.
Environment. We believe that people are the key to tackling the environmental challenges we face today. We fund organisations who can move, engage and inform people, and connect with the bigger picture of policy-making, social justice, or quality of life.

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Funding available £5,000 up to £1.5million (average £100,000)


ESRC Festival of Social Sciences

The Festival is designed to promote and increase awareness of social sciences and 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. Events which are aimed primarily at academic audiences are not eligible to be part of the Festival or to receive sponsorship. Please seek advice via your Project Officer.

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Funding available: up to £1,000


Experimental Psychology Society – Funded workshops

The Society grant will offer financial support for workshops in experimental psychology. A maximum of £4,500 may be awarded to any individual proposal. Awards may be used to contribute towards travel and maintenance of workshop participants, and other basic costs (e.g. printing) as specified in the budget. Applicants should be EPS members.

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Funding available: up to £4,500


Heritage Lottery Fund Grant programmes

Grants for projects related to the national, regional, or local heritage in the UK, including Sharing Heritage, Our Heritage and Heritage Grants.

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Funding available: Various


Regional Studies Association – Policy Expo Grants

This new initiative is called an “Expo” taking the word’s meaning of a “comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory”. The Association seeks a leading and impactful role for its community, to inform and influence policy and practice in creative and ambitious ways. The aim is to support Expos addressing issues that are important, current and having an impact on society. These Expos will investigate how the communities of regional studies, regional science, urban studies and related fields can respond to new societal challenges and opportunities. For 2017, the themes are Industrial Strategy, Climate chance and Global Migration.

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Funding available: up to £15,000


The British Psychological Society, Public Engagement Grants

Open annually to Society members for a range of activities which promote evidence-based psychology to the public and helps the Society achieve its objective to ‘take psychology to Society’.

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Funding available: Various


The Philological Society – Public Events and Outreach Fund

The Philological Society has established a fund to support public events and outreach events which promote interest in the structure and history of languages, or public support for the teaching and study of languages in the UK. Please click here for details.

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Funding available: up to £1,000


The Physiological Society – Public Engagement Grants

Public Engagement Grants of up to £5000 are available to both Member and non-Members of The Society to promote the discussion of physiology with public audiences. We encourage collaborative applications, including those between expert science communicators, facilitators of public engagement, artists, musicians, thespians and our Members. Please contact the Society if you would like to be connected with a physiologist. 

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Funding available: up to £5,000