Call for proposals 2020

Take part in the Social Science Social

An exciting opportunity to talk about your Social Science Research.

As part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) annual Festival of Social Science, we are holding a ‘Social Science Social’. The Social is an opportunity for you to present your research to a non-academic audience (think TED talks).

The Social will comprise a series of 10-minute talks during a two hour informal event in the Festival week (7–14 November) with the exact time to be determined. All talks will be required to be pre-recorded and full instructions on how to do this will be provided.

Applications are now open

Applicants are requested to complete the application form. Deadline for submissions is 30 September 2020. All events must involve a researcher in the social sciences.


  • You are an early-career social science researcher
  • You are at any career stage but have a new, exciting social science research idea that you would like to tell the world about.

Please contact for any questions about the event, using the subject heading 'ESRC Social Science Social' when corresponding. We look forward to hearing from you.