Economic and Social Research Council

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), formerly the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) funded by the UK government. ESRC provides funding and support for research and training in the social sciences. It is the UK's largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues.

Economic and Social Research Council
AbbreviationESRC
Formation1965 (as the SSRC)
TypeResearch Council within UKRI
PurposeFunding of social and economic research in the UK
HeadquartersPolaris House,
North Star Avenue,
Swindon,
SN2 1UJ
Region served
United Kingdom
Executive Chair
Jennifer Rubin
Main organ
ESRC Council
Parent organization
UKRI
Websiteesrc.ukri.org