The second round of the Department for Education highlight notice is open for grants of up to 18 months to conduct research through the secondary analysis of data on themes of interest to the Department (which includes the Government Equalities Office). Closing date of 10 March 2017. The UK has a world-leading data infrastructure for social and economic research that provides a huge opportunity to address some of the most pressing challenges facing society today and into the future. The ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (SDAI) call aims to deliver high-quality high-impact research through the deeper exploitation of these major data resources. To date the SDAI has awarded funding to over 100 projects.
Since December 2015, ESRC funding for the initiative has been awarded through an open competition. This process allows researchers greater flexibility in the timing and focus of their proposals which can now be submitted throughout the year. Funding is available for around 20 proposals a year (subject to quality). find out more or email