Extending Working Lives

Funding available for research into extending working lives

Closing date for outline proposals: 4 December 2012

The Medical Research Council (MRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have announced a coordinated package of funding aimed at investigating critical issues that will better prepare the UK for an ageing workforce. Research funding is available to support a) academic research consortia, and b) research partnerships between academics, employers and policy stakeholders. In addition, the MRC and ESRC are hosting a Partnership Building Workshop to facilitate the development of cross-sector collaborations and explore innovative research approaches to address key issues that relate to the ageing workforce.

 Applications for research proposals and workshop participants are now invited via the ESRC and MRC websites:





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