ADR UK research fellowships 2024

Faculty EOI: 1 April 2024

Funder Deadlines: 30 April 2024

Apply for funding to conduct research and analysis demonstrating the policy impact potential of key Administrative Data Research UK (ADR UK) flagship datasets.

The ADR's flagship datasets are:

  • Education and Child Health Insights from Linked Data – England
  • Longitudinal Education Outcomes - England
  • Growing Up in England
  • Grading and Admissions Data for England
  • Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings linked to 2011 Census - England and Wales
  • Data First 

The Data First datasets are likely of particular interest to potential Law applicants, as they include Ministry of Justice datasets, including Cross-Justice System - England and Wales, Family Court (Cafcass and Census 2021, England and Wales), and Ministry of Justice/Department for Education linked datasets. 

An example of a webinar on how to write a successful fellowship application can be found here. There will also be an opportunity briefing for the Fellowship scheme on Monday 4 March 2024 midday to 1:00pm UK time and a Data First Cross-Justice System update – Offender Assessment dataset on Tuesday 5 March 2024 midday to 1:00pm UK time.



Researchers must be based at a UKRI-eligible research institution. Early career researchers must secure an in-house mentor for their application. Researchers on fixed term contracts are eligible to apply if their institutions are willing to extend their contracts to cover the period of the fellowship. Unless a job share is being proposed, a time commitment of at least 0.6 full-time equivalent for the core research phase will be expected of awardees.


Duration and Value

The full economic cost of fellowship can be up to £200,000. ESRC and ADR UK will fund 80% of the full economic cost. Funding is available for up to 18 months. Projects must start by 15 October 2024.


How to Apply

Full applications must be submitted via the UKRI's new Funding Service by 16:00 30 April 2024 (Research Services deadline: 23 April 2024). Expressions of interest should be submitted to by 1 April 2024.