Grant -- ISRF Independent Scholar Fellowship Competition (ISF10)

ISRF Independent Scholar Fellowship Competition (ISF10)
€32,500 or £28,750
31 December 2024

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.

Duration & Timing

The awards are intended as providing a stipend to allow applicants full or partial relief from non-academic duties, for a period of up to one year; alternatively, the award may be sought by those who wish to be bought-out directly from their current (non-academic) employment contract (in whole or partially), with the prior consent of their current employer. The award period must begin no later than the end of December 2024.


The amount of an award depends on the nature of the work proposed and individual circumstances – the ISRF expects applications for grants up to a maximum of €32,500 (or GBP equivalent)†. Within that sum, reasonable support for research expenses will be considered. Reasonable childcare or other domestic costs may be considered.

† PLEASE NOTE: Applicants seeking an affiliation in the UK must apply in GBP (£), up to the limit of £28,750. Applicants seeking an affiliation elsewhere in Europe, including non-Eurozone countries, must apply in EUR (€), up to the limit of €32,500. These limits will not be adjusted in the event of GBP/EUR currency fluctuations