Ideas floating round a woman's headIn search of the next generation of creative social scientists, the ESRC and SAGE are launching an essay competition to mark their shared 50th anniversary to take a creative look at what impact social sciences will have on the world in 2065.

The ESRC want to hear your thoughts on what the social sciences will look like in the future. What will social science have achieved over the next 50 years?

2015 marks a key anniversary year for both the ESRC and SAGE, as they celebrate their 50th anniversaries. Since being founded in 1965, both the ESRC and SAGE have been instrumental in supporting and developing the field of academic research and social sciences. Whilst anniversaries look back to celebrate these contributions, celebrations are also about looking forward; what does the next 50 years hold for the social sciences?

Entries should be no more than 800 words and aim to be interesting, engaging, thought provoking and accessible to all. The winner will receive £1,000, and two runner ups will be awarded £500. Entries are open to ESRC funded PhD students (current or who have submitted in the past 3 years). The competition is open until 4pm on 15th July. More information is available at on theESRC website.