If you are a micro, small or medium-sized business, local authority, charity, or not-for-profit organisation, and you need help with your data analytics, then apply now for a Data Analytics Innovation Voucher (DAIVs)!  

What is a Data Innovation Voucher?

DAIVs allow an organisation up to £2000 (excl. VAT) to work with experts  within the ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre, across the Universities of Essex, East Anglia, Kent and the London School of Economics.

What can they be used  for?

You can use the voucher to access consultancy from world class researchers to review your data and improve your analytics, or it can be used to upskill your staff with data analytics training.

You do not need to have any specific data already collated or stored; the centre’s researchers can work with  you to identify the data needed to move forward with a project.

You may apply for up to two vouchers a year, for up to a maximum of three years.

How to apply

Although you can complete a DAIV application at any time ESRC highly recommend taking part in the current ‘DAIV Expressions of Interest’ campaign. You can easily express your interest online and  find out if your eligible before submitting a full application for a specific project.

DAIV consultation appointments offer you the chance to either drop in or speak to someone over the phone, to discuss your DAIV Expression of Interest. In this way they can provide further advice about eligibility and help with the  full application process.

To find out more about the Data Analytics Innovation Vouchers please visit ESRC’s website using the link provided on the right hand side. Alternatively, to contact someone directly please use the contact details also provided on the right hand side. 


Up to £2K towards academic support

Application Guidance