The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)* is inviting applications for a Leadership Fellow to provide intellectual leadership and strategic advice in the priority area of mental health.

The ESRC research priority in mental health seeks to highlight the vital role social science research can play in addressing the challenges around mental health for society, communities and individuals. The Mental Health Leadership Fellow will play a vital role in championing the role of the social sciences in mental health research, and in the continuing development of the ESRC research priority area.

Funding of up to £620,000 (full economic costing) can be requested over the duration of the award to cover both the Fellows time, costs of the associated programme of leadership activities and the Fellows own ‘beacon’ research project.

The Fellowship will be three years in duration and applicants may request up to 80 per cent fTE. A maximum of 50 per cent of time spent on the grant may be requested for the applicant’s own ‘beacon’ research project, which should be directly relevant to the broad aims of the priority area of mental health.

Deadline for applications: 14 July 2016.

More information and how to apply can be found by clicking here 

*The ESRC is the UK’s largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues. It supports independent, high quality research which has an impact on business, the public sector and civil society.


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