Consumer Data Research Centre

Innovation Fund

The Consumer Data Research Centre invited proposals from UK-based academics for projects that  capitalise on our core consumer data sets, extend our network of partners, and drive forward substantive and innovative social science research across a broad range of disciplines and research areas.


The call invited proposals that would contribute to our existing CDRC research themes (described in section 3 of this call), as well as extensions into other research areas of strategic significance, including those aligned with the ESRC’s priorities in:

  • Mental Health
  • Housing
  • Productivity
  • Understanding the Macro-Economy
  • Ways of Being in a Digital Age

Projects will run from early October 2017 and must be completed no later than the end of September 2018.

The Centre will fund in the region of 8-10 projects, each valued at between £20,000-60,000 (100% fEC).

Download Innovation Fund Call Specification (PDF)

Download Appendix A: Application Form (word version)

Download Innovation Fund Contract (PDF)

The deadline for proposals was 1700 hrs UK time on 31 July, 2017.