ADR UK and Ministry of Justice Data First Evaluation Fellowship

UK Research and Innovation

09 August 2022
26 October 2022
Public sector
R&D and Higher Education

Apply for funding to explore the feasibility of using administrative data to evaluate policy and practice interventions in the justice system.

You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for ESRC funding.

You will need to establish whether different policies and practices within the justice system are effective in delivering intended outcomes of reducing reoffending, protecting the public and delivering swift access to justice.

Your project could focus on either of the following:

  • criminal justice
  • family law
  • civil law
  • court reform.

The full economic cost of your project can be up to £177,500. ESRC will fund 80% of the full economic cost.


Proposals are welcome from individual researchers from eligible research organisations:

  • UK higher education institutions
  • research council institutes
  • UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)-approved independent research organisations
  • eligible public sector research establishments.

Researchers on fixed term contracts will be eligible to apply if their institutions are willing to extend their contracts to cover the period of the fellowship.

We will be looking for demonstrable experience of working with large datasets coupled with a willingness to engage with other researchers across the Administrative Data Research UK (ADR UK) partnership, as well as policymakers.

Experience in the justice space or using justice administrative data is not essential. We will be looking for the ability to apply relevant skills and experience to these datasets.

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19 April 2023