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Call for Expressions of Interest for new Innovation Caucus members

As we embark on the next phase of the Innovation Caucus through to the end of August 2021, we’re looking to recruit new members. We’re inviting Expressions of Interest from academics with a broad range of disciplinary expertise across the social sciences, who will enable the Innovation Caucus to extend its activities and impact. The call for Expressions of Interest for new members is now live on the ESRC website.

Membership of the Innovation Caucus provides opportunities to engage with and impact Innovate UK and the ESRC on a real time basis, shaping their thinking and informing their strategy, as well as the opportunity to influence innovation policy, practice and programmes. A number of members have also contributed to the development of different thematic areas under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).

The Innovation Caucus provides the opportunity to be part of a networked community of academics and offers a valuable form of external recognition, as well as demonstrating professional standing and addressing the wider engagement criteria of the academic career pathways framework. Members of the Innovation Caucus also have opportunities to apply for commissioned projects in their areas of expertise.

We’re looking to appoint engaged academics from across the social sciences, with expertise in different fields of innovation research, from a variety of backgrounds and with different research specialisms. We’re keen to ensure equality and diversity within the membership and to include a diverse range of expertise, talent and perspectives.

You’ll need:

  • To be based in the Faculty of Social Sciences (or equivalent) of a UK Higher Education institution
  • A strong track record of research relevant to innovation policy or practice
  • A commitment to collaborative working within and beyond academia
  • Experience of knowledge exchange, working in a user-focused role, and/or translating research outputs for non-academic audiences.

It would also be an advantage to have an interdisciplinary approach and broad expertise in how social science research can inform policy and practice.

To find out more and for details of how to apply, please see:

The deadline for submitting the short Expressions of Interest form is: 17:00 on Friday 18 October 2019.