ESRC - Approaches to Understanding and Measuring Wellbeing

Closing date: 20 June 2019

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), in partnership with the What Works Centre for Wellbeing (WWCW), are pleased to invite proposals for innovative research projects that focus on a wide range of methodologies and approaches to understanding and measuring wellbeing.

Proposals that will look at the vast range of definitions of wellbeing, as well as different methodological approaches to the measurement of wellbeing are welcome. This could include debate and comparative study around different understandings and views of 'wellbeing' in addition to investigating different methodologies to utilising data resources to inform the measurement of wellbeing in varying contexts. The successful team will be expected to work closely with the WWCW Hub and any existing research projects.

Applicants can apply for up to £550,000 of which UKRI will contribute 80%. One grant will be funded. Applicants are invited to submit a full proposal via the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) System no later than 16:00 on 20 June 2019. A shortlisting panel meeting will be held in June and interviews will take place in July. Funding decisions will be communicated to applicants by the end of August 2019. The successful grant must start by 15 November 2019.

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