These details relate to the December 2016 intention to submit for the 2017 round of applications.

The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) is pleased to invite proposals from early career researchers (ECRs)* for Projects that will undertake cutting edge methodological research development in one or more of the following areas:

  • Methods for assessing and enhancing survey data quality
  • Analysis of longitudinal data
  • Innovation in Ethnographic approaches
  • Bayesian data analysis
  • Innovation in Visual methods

The Research Projects will be part of a programme of research coordinated by the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM), and will work with the Director and Co-Directors to achieve the Centre’s strategic objectives. The projects will run for between 12 and 18 months, commencing on 1 September 2017. A total of £625,000 (fEC, ESRC contribution £500,000) is available. The budget for each individual Research Project is up to a maximum of £125,000 (fEC, ESRC contribution £100,000) over a maximum of 18 months. It is expected that one project will be commissioned in each project area (subject to quality thresholds being met), although projects may span more than one topic area
(e.g. ethnographic and longitudinal methods or Bayesian Data Analysis for assessing survey data quality).

How to apply

Full details are available on the NCRM website .

Intention to Submit

Applicants must send an Intention to Submit using the form available from the NCRM website Call for Proposals to the NCRM’s Research Coordinator, Mrs Penny White, by email to by 16:00 on 16 December 2016.


Full Application

Call guidance and documentation are available on the NCRM website. The deadline for full applications is the 28th February 2017.


Funder deadline (intention to submit): 16 December 2016

Faculty deadline for notification of intenton to submit: 7 December 2016

Funder deadline full application: 28 February 2017
Research Services deadline full applciation: 21 February 2017
Law Faculty deadline for first draft for review: 7 February 2017