Social sciences funding

Here you'll find a range of funding opportunities available to support social sciences public engagement activities. Many universities will also have internal funds you can access.
Age Friendly Manchester project

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ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize
The Celebrating Impact Prize is an annual opportunity to recognise and reward ESRC-funded researchers and ESRC associates. It celebrates outstanding ESRC research and success in interdisciplinary, collaborative working, partnerships, engagement and knowledge exchange activities that have led to significant impact. Winners will be awarded £10,000.

ESRC Festival of Social Sciences
This celebration of the social sciences takes place across the UK - via public debates, conferences, workshops, interactive seminars, film screenings, virtual exhibitions and much more. Applications from festival partner institutions for sponsorship of up to £1,000 can be made to assist with events.