Call for proposals 2019

The ESRC Festival of Social Science will run from the 2–9 November 2019.

The Festival of Social Science offers an opportunity for researchers to hold events aimed at non-academic audiences. Events, which are aimed primarily at academic audiences, are not eligible to be part of the festival.

Event holders will have the chance to develop their event organisational skills and take part in this prestigious annual event. Events are promoted on the ESRC website and will carry the ESRC festival logo. Last year’s festival was very successful view the excellent outputs from the event.

Congratulations to our 2019 event holders:

Jason Lowther: Underwater Cultural Heritage: Communication and Challenges

Clare Pettinger: An exhibition of creative ways with food – photo, film and collage

Rob Giles, Simone Schroff, Judith Rowbotham, Lisa Deblasio and Kim Stevenson: A Born-Again Plymothian: Nancy Astor & Plymouth

Patrick Holden and Richard Saundry: Negotiation in an age of political crisis

Kim Stevenson, Simone Schroff, Judith Rowbotham, Rob Giles, Lisa Deblasio: Law, Crime and Dark Tourism in the South West

Tara Zaksaite, Alastair Smith and Rory Baxter: What is in the mind of a good navigator?

Plus one event TBC


In addition, we will be hosting our Festival Celebration event to celebrate our past and current event holders. We hope you can all join

Applications are now closed.  

Applicants were requested to download the application guidance and complete the application form. All events must involve a researcher from the social sciences.

Please contact for any questions about the festival, kindly use the subject heading 'ESRC Festival 2019' when corresponding. We look forward to hearing from you.