We have a very close relationship with the academic community and our award holders. Representatives of the academic community play a crucial role in the Council itself and the bodies that advise it on its strategy and the research that it funds. Our relationship with the UK academic community is critical to achievement of excellence with impact.
We work with a wide range of organisations from within academia, including researchers and administrative staff, individually and collectively (eg through HEI’s and learned societies, and not explicitly restricted to social sciences). We interact with the academic community on:
- operational issues
- developing our strategy and polices
- participating in our communications and publicity campaigns.
Online applications must reach the ESRC by 8 March 2013. Late applications will not be accepted.
The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) is a high profile unit set up by the coalition government to explore how behavioural science can improve the design, delivery and evaluation of public policy. There is a growing consensus that the success of many policy initiatives is contingent on their behavioural impact. The Behavioural Insights Team is working with a number of departments, government agencies and local authorities to develop innovative, evidence-based policy solutions and to implement them using robust randomised control trial methodology. The team is part of the Cabinet Office based on Whitehall in central London.
Behavioural Insights Team (Research Fellowship) (PDF, 2 pages)