Economic and Social Research Council


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Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

the go vernment-funded agency that provides grants for social research. Formerly the Social Science Research Council, the change of name was at the behest of a government minister, Sir Keith Joseph, who was unhappy with the appropriateness of the term 'S cience’, and also anxious to focus on more economically relevant applied issues in social research.
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It is being co-funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
A NORTHUMBRIA University academic, whose research focuses on the economic crisis is to speak at the Economic and Social Research Council Festival of Social Science.
It is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and the UK Economic and Social Research Council.
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