Call for applications to hold events as part of the 2014 ESRC Festival of Social Science is now open. This year the Festival will run from 1-8 November, 2014 across the UK.

You are able to apply for up to £2,000 sponsorship from the ESRC to hold an event, or apply to hold an event without sponsorship. The application deadlines are:

  • Sponsorship applications – 16.00 on Friday 9 May
  • Non-sponsored applications – 16.00 on Friday 16 May

We welcome applications for events which target a non-academic audience including young people, third sector, the public, business or government. Organisations external to the ESRC are very welcome to apply for support and to participate in the Festival.

Full details of the call, including applicant guidelines, online application forms and event organiser terms and conditions are available on the Festival website –

Please note – applicants from Universities of Aberdeen, Bristol and Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University or Queen’s University Belfast should apply to hold events via your university. Details of how to apply can also be found on the Festival website.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact: