(Blog post on behalf of Richard Freeman, UCL, acting for ESRC).
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are keen to understand the experiences and issues faced by early-career social scientists. Therefore, they have commissioned a survey from researchers at the UCL Institute of Education to enable improvements to be made to existing support for early-career social scientists before, during and after their doctoral studies. Since we do not wish to predefine exactly who is an early-career social scientist we intend leaving it to potential respondents to self-identify themselves as part of this group, as long as they have a doctorate or equivalent.
The survey can be accessed via http://bit.ly/ESRC-survey and it should take no more than 20 minutes to complete.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact a member of the research team (details below). Many thanks in advance for all your help.
The research team
William Locke, Reader in Higher Education Studies and Co-Director of the Centre for Higher Education Studies, UCL Institute of Education, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Richard Freeman, Senior Lecturer, UCL Institute of Education email@example.com
Dr Anthea Rose, Researcher, UCL Institute of Education, firstname.lastname@example.org