Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Faculty of Social Sciences News

UKRI Funding Opportunity

UK Research and Innovation

funding opportunities

14-03-2024 04:54 PM GMT


Apply for funding for transdisciplinary research projects under the UKRI-Defra co-funded Maximising UK Adaptation to Climate Change programme to help improve the UK’s resilience to climate change impacts. You must be based at an eligible UK research organisation to apply.

29-02-2024 09:45 AM GMT


This opportunity provides a flexible route to computational support for projects across the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) remit. This application process is purely for compute resource. No funding is available to applicants. You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for EPSRC funding.

Wed 20 Mar 2024, 16:39

Simon Clarke Memorial Conference

University of Warwick, Saturday 18th May 2024
The Social Theory Centre and Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick will be holding a memorial conference for Simon Clarke. Simon was both a stalwart of the Department of Sociology and an influential and hugely respected scholar in the fields of economic and social theory and labour studies. The conference will be an occasion for friends and colleagues either to reflect directly on his work or to present their current work in the areas in which Simon’s main interests lay.
So far speakers include Werner Bonefeld, Robin Cohen, Jack Copley, Ana Dinerstein, Gregoris Ioannou, Tim Pringle and Gregory Schwartz.
The conference will take place from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm, in Room S0.19 (Social Studies building).
There is no fee, but as places are limited to 50 (and there is lunch) we need to know numbers, so if you would like to attend could you please inform either Will Berrington ( or Charles Turner ( .
Please share the link with anyone you think might be interested:
Mon 11 Mar 2024, 16:48

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

Older news