Call for Round 12 Question Module Design Teams

Multi-national teams of researchers with an interest in comparative social science are invited to submit applications for modules of questions to be fielded in each round of the European Social Survey (ESS). Round 12 of the ESS will be fielded across Europein 2025. The deadline for Stage 1 applications was 6 May 2022.

The ESS questionnaire consists of two elements: a core module of substantive and socio-demographic items which remains identical across rounds; and two rotating modules, of up to 30 items each, which vary from round to round. Each rotating module covers a single academic and/or policy concern within Europe and is drafted by a competitively selected team. The chosen Question Module Design Teams (QDTs) work closely with the Core Scientific Team (CST) of the ESS to develop their rotating modules.

Successful applications for previous rotating modules are available here.

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to the ESS ERIC will decide which Stage 1 proposals meet the criteria to be shortlisted. Their decision is final. Shortlisted teams will then be invited to submit a full proposal at Stage 2. The SAB will select two rotating modules from the proposals submitted at Stage 2.


Call documents

For teams invited to Stage 2

For queries regarding this call please email or contact Rory Fitzgerald on +44 (0)2070 404901.