11 Apr 2022

ESRC Seeks New Members for Grant Assessment Panels

The UK’s Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) is seeking a new academic member in the field of Business & Management to serve on its Grant Assessment Panel (GAP). This is an important opportunity for members of our community to get involved with the evaluation of grant applications for UKRI funding.

The deadline is 13th May 2022. Further details are available here: https://www.ukri.org/about-us/esrc/grant-assessment-panels/

The role of GAPs is to appraise proposals submitted under the responsive mode schemes and classify them by grade according to procedures and criteria approved and overseen by council, which has responsibility for the schemes.

The role of academic panel members is to assess and score the proposals allocated to them in light of the reviewers’ comments and principal investigator’s (PI) response to reviewers’ comments, bringing their own expertise to the assessment, rather than simply summarising the peer review. Panel members are expected to read and assess around 30 applications per year and to attend 3 meetings per year. Appointments are normally for 2 years in the first instance.

The vacancy for GAP C in Management & Business Studies is for someone who has expertise across the area of management and business studies, particularly in digital transformation, technology and innovation. Specific expertise in organisational development and/or industrial relations is desirable. https://www.ukri.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/GAP-Recruitment-2022-Academic-Specification.pdf