ESRC Survey: Experiences and issues faced by early career social scientists

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(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, w.locke@ioe.ac.uk
Dr Richard Freeman, Senior Lecturer, UCL Institute of Education richard.freeman@ucl.ac.uk
Dr Anthea Rose, Researcher, UCL Institute of Education, anthea.rose@ucl.ac.uk

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