Vulnerability and Policing Futures Research Centre launches fund for early career researchers

A new fund has opened for research that examines current and emerging challenges related to vulnerability and policing. 

The Early Career Researcher (ECR) Development Fund announced by the Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre provides an opportunity for ECRs to lead co-produced projects. 

Research grants of up to £25,000 per project are available for 12-month projects commencing in May 2023. 

The thematic steer for 2023 is children and young people. However, all eligible applications will be considered and equally assessed against the criteria, regardless of thematic focus.

The strength of proposals will be the first and foremost priority when allocating funding. 

The deadline for applications is Monday 30 January 2023. Find out more about the fund and apply.


A webinar will take place on Wednesday 2 November providing more information about the fund and the application process.

Register your interest in attending the webinar

About the Centre 

The Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre is a partnership between the University of York and the University of Leeds. It aims to investigate how the police and public services can better work together to address vulnerabilities. 

The Centre is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for five years (2022-2027).