Grant -- ISRF Independent Scholar Fellowship (ISF6)

ISRF Independent Scholar Fellowship (ISF6)
£25,000 for UK-based applicants, €27,000 for Rest of Europe (including non-Eurozone countries)
31 December 2020

ISRF Independent Scholar Research Fellowship
Providing Research Support in Interdisciplinary Social Science

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 four 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 2020.
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 £25,000 per successful applicant. The awards are not intended to support newly qualified scholars entering the post-doctoral stage. Reasonable childcare or other domestic costs may be considered.

An ‘Independent Scholar’ is understood as someone, whether or not currently in 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 the popular media may also be considered.

Applicants should consult the Criteria as set out in the Further Particulars ( and show that they meet them. Applicants should follow the Application procedure and should present their Proposal in the format specified there.

Independent Scholars

Independent Scholars (i.e. PI's not currently employed by an academic institution) may apply, and are required to provide a letter of support from a recognised scholar in the applicant’s field of interest, covering the applicant’s status (personal academic reference) and the research proposed (a brief comment on how this meets the ISRF criteria).

27 September 2019

This opportunity is closed to applications.