Research and Knowledge Exchange

ESRC Festival of Social Science

Our researchers will be offering another exciting programme of events during the Festival in 2019.

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The Economic and Social Research Council’s nationwide Festival of Social Science offers a fascinating insight into some of the country's leading social science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives - both now and in the future.

FoSS is a week long celebration of social science and helps social scientists to engage with non-academic audiences, running from 2-9 November in 2019. Everyone - from school children to politicians - can take part and hear about social science research in engaging events.

The University of Edinburgh is an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Awardee for 2019-2023. The University allocates money from its ESRC IAA funding to supporting Festival of Social Science activities, which means that University of Edinburgh researchers apply internally, NOT directly to the ESRC.

Deadline for applications: 30 May 2019

You can find more information and guidance for applicants, and the application form here. 


You can also browse the events archives from previous years and you can also read our Edinburgh Research Blog from FoSS 2017 for key highlights. 

ESRC Twitter: #esrcfestival 

ESRC Festival website