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PUBLISHED: 2 October 2023

Early Career Researcher funding call opens for vulnerability and policing research


The ESRC Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre announced the opening of its second annual Early Career Researcher (ECR) Development Fund on the 6th of September.

The Fund offers grants of up to £25,000 for early career researchers to lead co-produced projects that explore current and emerging challenges related to vulnerability and policing.

The 12-month projects should align to the Centre’s mission, and values and principles. The deadline for applications is Monday 15 January 2024, 4pm GMT.

                          Find out more about the fund here 

This year’s open call has a particular emphasis on the following themes:

  • vulnerability and neurodivergence;
  • race, ethnicity and vulnerability;
  • asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants.

A webinar providing more information about the Fund and the application process will take place from 2-3pm, Thursday 5 October. Register for the webinar.