ESRC is announcing £2.6 million of funding for 13 new projects funded under the Transformative Research Call. These projects will run for up to 24 months and commenced on 1 September 2018.

Through these, the ESRC is supporting transformative research ideas at the frontiers of social science, enabling research that challenges conventional thinking, that involves the novel application of theory and methods, that could lead to a paradigm shift in its field, and that has the potential to make a substantial contribution towards social science. The research council sought research that might yield results that would radically change accepted thinking in the social sciences or lead to paradigm shifts: these are ideas that help make the UK one of the world’s most innovative economies.

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