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ESRC IAA Posdoctoral Impact Fellowship

We are delighted to announce the first call for the ESRC IAA Postdoctoral Impact Fellowship, an opportunity for students at the conclusion of the doctoral studies to translate their PhD research into real-world impact.

The Fellowship:

As part of its activities, the Warwick ESRC IAA is funding up to six postdoctoral fellowships to support students at the conclusion of their PhD to explore how their research could be applied to the needs and challenges of organisations across different sectors, and to develop plans and programmes of activity to put this into practice.

Examples of fundable activities which fellows might undertake could include (but are not restricted to):

  • The creation of resources to engage specific stakeholders with research and/or to improve their capacity to effectively utilise research in a specific area
  • Collaborative activities for or with key stakeholders such as workshops, training programmes, or behaviour-change interventions
  • Knowledge exchange events with non-academic stakeholders
  • Activities to inform policy or to engage policymakers with research findings
  • Activities to improve or strengthen research-user engagement
  • Proof of concept and commercialisation activities

Applicants are encouraged to consider how the fellowship would enable them to utilise their PhD research to respond to clearly identified needs of specific, non-academic stakeholders. Non-academic partners or stakeholders might include (but are not limited to): policymakers; businesses and social enterprises; third sector organisations; schools, teachers, their students and communities; service providers and practitioners; community groups; creative practitioners; NGOs and advocacy groups.

Projects concerned with innovating or creating change in the following areas are particularly encouraged:

  • Policy engagement - particularly that which aligns with University and UKRI/ESRC priorities
  • Work looking to support regional growth and development or ‘levelling-up’

Further Information:

For more information about this scheme – including award details and eligibility criteria - please visit the webpage. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Social Sciences Impact Team to discuss their proposals. Email us on with any questions or to arrange a meeting.

Furthermore, the team will be holding information webinars on the following dates:

These webinars are for applicants and their supervisors/prospective mentors. Please click on the links to register your attendance.

The deadline for applications for the 2024/25 cohort of fellows (September 2024 start) is 22 March 2024.

We look forward to hearing from you!

With very best wishes,

The Social Sciences Impact Team

Mon 15 Jan 2024, 16:46

Centre for Applied Linguistics Read more from Latest News

Research from Dr Christopher Strelluf on non-standard English

New research from Dr Chris Strelluf indicates that people who speak non-standard English were subject to unjust stereotypes and has been featured in BBC News and The Times. This was also featured on BBC Radio 4, Talk TV, Talk Radio, ITV News and BBC Derby.

Wed 28 Feb 2024, 09:53

Centre for Education Studies Read more from Education Studies News and Events

CEDAR Read more from CEDAR News and Events

CEDAR Seminar on Thursday 17th February 2022 (11am-12pm)

We will be joined by Dr Jo Moss from the University of Surrey, who will be speaking about “Understanding atypical patterns of autism in individuals with genetic syndromes associated with intellectual disability”. If you are interested in attending this seminar, please contact for the joining details.

About the speaker

Dr Jo Moss is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Surrey where she runs the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Lab (Home | Mysite ( Through her research, Jo aims to better understand social, emotional and cognitive diversity in individuals with a range of neurodevelopmental conditions.

Seminar abstract

Individuals with genetic syndromes associated with intellectual disability are significantly more likely to present with social-communication difficulties that are consistent with a diagnosis of autism compared to the wider intellectual disability and general populations. However, there is significantly lower recognition of autism in clinical practice within the genetic syndrome population, contributing to poorer long-term prognosis. In this talk I will discuss the factors that confound assessment and diagnosis of autism and related characteristics in these populations and consider wider implications for understanding the development and presentation of autism.

CEDAR Research seminar series (pdf)

Thu 27 Jan 2022, 16:36 | Tags: Faculty of Social Sciences

Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies Read more from CIM News

Upcoming event: Public Lecture: Richard Rogers, Post-Truth Spaces, March 11th

Post-truth spaces: Studying authenticity and influence on the internet
Richard Rogers
Room: OC1.09; Date: Monday, 11/03/2024; Time: 17:00-19:00.

Mon 26 Feb 2024, 14:35

Centre for Lifelong Learning Read more from News

National Student Survey Result

We are delighted to share some positive results we have received from National Student Survey 2022.

Mon 03 Oct 2022, 17:32 | Tags: CLL survey Warwick University Students

Economics Read more from News

Warwick Economics ranked 2nd in the UK for research excellence

Ranked 2nd in the
Research Excellence Framework.

Discover our Research Impact

99% of the Department of Economics' research has been rated world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) overall in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

The REF results, released on Thursday 12 May 2022, place the Department as 2nd in the UK for overall research quality in the discipline of Economics and Econometrics, according to rankings of institutions by Grade Point Average (GPA)* published by Times Higher Education. Submissions to the REF are made by institutions and assessed by subject-level expert panels in three key areas:

  • The quality of research outputs in terms of their originality, significance and rigour (accounting for 60% of the overall outcome)
  • The reach and significance of research impact beyond academia (25%)
  • The vitality and sustainability of the environment that supports research (15%).

The weighting of these elements forms the overall quality profile. Each area is rated as 4*, 3*, 2*, 1* or unclassified.

Key highlights from REF 2021

    • The Department ranks 3rd in the UK for quality of research output in Economics and Econometrics, according to Times Higher Education.
    • 98% of the Department’s submitted research outputs are rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent).
        • The Department ranks 2nd for impact in the UK.
        • 80% of the Department’s impact is rated 4* (outstanding) and 20% is 3* (very considerable).

        The assessment was based on the submission of impact case studies, which describe specific examples of how the Department’s research has made a positive difference to the economy, society and quality of life beyond academia.

        Read more and watch short videos about the impact of our work.

            • The Department ranks 3rd for research environment in the UK.
            • 87.5% of the Department’s environment submission is rated 4* (conducive to producing research of world-leading quality and enabling outstanding impact).

            The assessment considered a wide range of factors including:

                • How research is structured in the Department
                • Strategies for research, impact, staffing and staff development
                • Research income, infrastructure and facilities
                • Collaborations and contributions to the research base, economy and society.

                Find out more about our research.

                Learn more about our comprehensive MRes/PhD programme.

                Commenting on the results, Head of Department Professor Jeremy Smith, said: “These results reinforce our position as one of the leading departments in the UK for economics.”

                “Our strong performance in the REF reflects the incredibly hard work of staff from across the whole Department in conducting and supporting the production of innovative research that pushes the boundaries of the discipline. That this research is also shaping policy as indicated by the evaluation of the impact case studies is also very gratifying.”

                “We are extremely proud of this achievement and look forward to building on our strategy for developing research excellence in the coming years.”

                Professor Carlo Perroni, Research Director for the Department, said: “The Department of Economics at the University of Warwick is home to a vibrant and diverse research environment that produces relevant and exciting work across all major sub-fields of economics.”

                “We are proud of our researchers and of our PhD students, and we are pleased that the REF result recognises the value of what we do.”

                About the REF

                The REF is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. It is led by the four UK higher education funding bodies: Research England, the Scottish Funding Council, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, and the Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland.

                REF results inform the allocation of public research funding and are used in university league tables and benchmarking. The process ensures accountability for public investment in research and provides evidence of the benefits of this investment.

                Notes on rankings

                *Grade Point Average (GPA) is a measure of average quality of research. It is calculated by multiplying the percentage of 4* research by four, 3* research by three, 2* research by two and 1* research by one. The totals are added together and divided by 100 to give an average overall star-rating.

                Thu 12 May 2022, 09:00 | Tags: Featured Promoted homepage-news

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                European Social Dialogues: Shaping EU Social Policy through Parental Leave Rights

                The European Social Dialogue (ESD) has served as the platform for European social partners to negotiate parental leave policies at the European Union (EU) level since 1995.

                The partners’ efforts to revise the regulations in 2015, in response to the European Commission’s broader approach toward European work–life balance policies, failed, however, and the reasons for and implications of this failure remain insufficiently explored.

                Thu 29 Feb 2024, 16:00 | Tags: policy, European Union

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                NSS 2024: Now Open for PAIS Finalists

                The National Student Survey (NSS) is now open at the link below. In partnership with our students, we have built the PAIS department together. Thank you! We’d love your feedback on the three or four years you have spent with us, in PAIS.

                TAKE THE SURVEY

                Tue 06 Feb 2024, 12:14 | Tags: Staff Undergraduate

                Philosophy Read more from Philosophy News

                We were never supposed to see our own faces this much

                With increased use of front-facing cameras, mirrors and Zoom calls, we’re being faced with our own reflections more than ever before.

                Is it heightening our preoccupation with the way we look?

                Warwick’s Professor Heather Widdows (Philosophy) spoke to Dazed Digital about how our sense of self has changed in recent years

                Mon 25 Sep 2023, 13:32 | Tags: Home Page Research Staff

                Sociology Read more from News

                Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2024

                Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure, and that the Fellowships should lead to a more permanent academic position, either within the same or another institution. Approximately 145 Fellowships will be available in 2024. Fellowships can be held at universities or at other institutions of higher education in the UK. Full details of the scheme, funding and eligibility are available on the Leverhulme websiteLink opens in a new window.

                The closing date for applications to Leverhulme is 22 February 2024 at 4pm, with decisions released in May.

                Sociology is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates and up to three applicants will be selected for departmental support through a competitive selection process.

                The procedure is as follows:

                1. Expressions of interest in the scheme should be sent by email to Amy Clarke at by 12noon on Monday 4th December. 
                2. All expressions of interest should include the following materials:
                1. An outline project proposal (2 pages maximum)
                2. An academic CV
                3. An email or letter confirming support for your application from your chosen mentor in Sociology (who must be a permanent member of staff).
                • All submissions received by the deadline and meeting these requirements will be reviewed by the Department Selection Panel.
                • The criteria for selection are:
                • Research track-record of nominee
                • Quality of proposed research to be conducted while at Warwick
                • Fit with the mentor and the strength of their support
                • Fit with broader aims of the Leverhulme competition.

                5. Decisions will be reported back to applicants by 12 January 2024.

                6. Successful applicants will receive feedback and administrative support from the Department and University prior to the Leverhulme deadline on 23 February 2024.

                Queries about the scheme or process should be sent to Professor Goldie Osuri (Director of Research & Impact) at

                Useful Links:

                Scheme overviewLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window

                Key Dates:

                Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 12noon on Monday 04th December 2023

                Leverhulme Deadline: 4pm on 22 February 2024

                Thu 02 Nov 2023, 14:09 | Tags: Research

                Centre for Teacher Education Read more from News

                Celebrating 75 years of the Centre for Teacher Education!

                The Centre for Teacher Education is celebrating 75 years of training teachers. This milestone symbolises the passion, ambition and commitment the department has towards training generations of teachers in the past, present and future, helping them to become the teachers they want to be with the expertise and support of CTE staff.