Deadline: 5pm GMT, 19th February 2021
The Independent Social Research Foundation wishes to support independent-minded researchers to explore and present original research ideas which take new approaches, and suggest new solutions, to real world social problems.
The Foundation intends to award on a competitive basis, to candidates of sufficient merit, up to five Independent Scholar Fellowship grants to support original interdisciplinary research, across the range of the social sciences, to be held from a start date no later than the end of December 2022.
The award is intended to enable the buy-out from current occupation of an independent scholar to pursue his/her research full- or part-time (or for cost of living support if not seeking buy-out from existing employment) for a period of up to 12 months, and will be considered to a maximum of €31,500 or £28,750* per successful applicant. Reasonable childcare or other domestic costs may be considered.
An ‘Independent Scholar’ is understood as someone, whether or not currently in non-academic employment, who is engaged on intellectual work of a nature and standard comparable to that of a professional academic**.
Normally applicants will hold a PhD. Other academic or professional qualifications may be considered, along with publications usually in peer-reviewed academic journals. Monographs, professional journals and publications in the popular media may also be considered.
Applicants should consult the Criteria as set out on theISRF website and show that they meet them. Applicants should follow the Application procedure and should present their Proposal in the format specified there.
* Applicants based in the UK must apply in GBP (£), up to the limit of £28,750. All other applicants must apply in EUR (€),up to the limit of €31,500. These amounts will not be adjusted in the event of GBP/EUR currency fluctuations.
** Newly qualified post-doctoral scholars, as-yet unemployed in academia, are not considered Independent Scholars for the purpose of this competition. Such prospective applicants may, with institutional support from a European (including the UK) University, apply to the Early Career Fellowship (ECF6) competition running concurrently.