ESRC has awarded transition funding to CECAN and eight other ESRC research centres to continue their pioneering social science research and to increase the use of their research in policy and practice.
Professor Jennifer Rubin, ESRC’s Executive Chair said: "We are delighted that these nine centres have secured transitional funding. The breadth of social science that these centres of excellence encompass illustrates the strength of UK social science. This funding will support these centres and help set them on a path to long term sustainability. This model for funding social science research centres in partnership with research organisations in the UK recognises their strategic and financial benefits and their potential for making a contribution to better lives nationally and internationally.”
Led by the University of Surrey, this second phase of CECAN will follow seamlessly from the end of the current grant, running from 1st March 2019 for 36 months, to extend and deepen the work developed in the first phase.