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Reminder: ECR Development Fund: Vulnerability & Policing Futures – Call Now Open

The ESRC Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in 2023. This will be an annual call for the next 4 years.


ECR Development Fund 2023 Now Open

The Fund aims to build research capacity and capability to tackle current and emerging challenges related to vulnerability and policing. It seeks to widen the reach of the Centre’s work, enabling ECRs to lead co-produced pioneering projects that contribute new findings and insights. It will support research in areas where knowledge gaps are most prominent and where research benefits offer the greatest value. The Centre will provide support to the successful applicants to maximise the reach and impact of the research.


  • Research grants of up to £25K for 12-month projects commencing May 2023
  • Vulnerability and policing open call with thematic steer for 2023: Children andYoung People
  • Aligns with Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre programme of work and values and principles
  • Deadline for applications: Monday 30 January 2023


Further information is available at: https://www.york.ac.uk/business-society/research/spsw/vulnerability-policing-futures-research-centre/researcher-development-fund/

(This will migrate to the ESRC Centre’s new dedicated website next month once launched – www.vulnerabilitypolicing.org.uk)

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