Making social science accessible

01 Nov 2017

ESRC Brexit research

Brexit has dominated the headlines since the referendum of June 2016, and for good reason. Not only has the country embarked on a set of negotiations with the European Union almost unparalleled in their complexity and scope – as well as impacting profoundly on British politics – but Brexit itself will also affect virtually all aspects of the British economy and society.

The ESRC, to their credit, have understood that this opportunity exists. Their funding of 25 Brexit priority grants testifies both to the significance of the UK’s decision to exit the EU and to the important role that social science can and should play in informing that decision. Like all the funding provided under the UK in a Changing Europe initiative, it is intended not only to promote the highest quality research, but also encourage engagement with audiences such as politicians, policy-makers, business, civil society, and the general public.

You can read the full report here.



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