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Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre: support for victims and survivors of modern slavery

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The aim of this funding call is to support original, collaborative research that will improve the current support system for victims and survivors of modern slavery, in order to fulfil their individual needs in short-term and longer-term recovery.

Projects should take a partnership approach, involving those on the frontline, and putting the needs of victims and survivors at the heart of research to influence future policy development.  They should seek to fill gaps in the evidence base in areas such as the decision-making processes for identifying people affected by slavery and the impact it has on survivors, the recovery and reintegration needs of both adults and children identified as victims, and approaches to prevent re-trafficking.

Proposals may be up to full economic cost of £300K for a period of up to 12 months.

Opening Dates

Call Opened: 18/05/2020

Closing Dates

Closing Date: 27/10/2020

How to make an application

Applications to this call should be submitted through the cross-council Joint Electronic Submission - (JE-S) System. If you need any assistance to use the system, please contact the JE-S helpdesk on 01793 444164 or on JesHelp@rcuk.ac.uk.​

Please note that this scheme has not yet been launched on the Je-S system.  This should take place in the coming weeks, and this page will be updated when it does.

Further Information


All queries regarding eligibility for funding and applications in progress and also queries regarding current awards, should be directed to the AHRC team dealing with your subject area using the contacts page.​

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