ORGANISATION NAMEIndependent Social Research Foundation
RESEARCH FIELDHumanitiesSocial sciences
CAREER STAGERecognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)Established Researcher (R3) (Researchers who have developed a level of independence)Leading Researcher (R4) (Researchers leading their research area or field)
ISRF Political Economy Research Fellowship
Providing Research Support for Social Scientific Studies of the Economic World
The Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) 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 make a small number of awards to support independent-minded researchers working in Political Economy - which the ISRF here extends to include the social scientific study of economies across the whole range of the social sciences - to be held from a start date no later than the end of December 2019. Scholars from within Europe are eligible to apply.
The award is intended intended as providing full relief from all teaching duties and all associated academic administration, for a period of up to 12 months; applications may be made by those whose sole or principal post is a part-time equivalent. The amount will be offered to buy out the costs of replacing all teaching and associated administration in the applicant’s home institution, and will be considered to a maximum of £60,000 or €67,500* per successful applicant. Within that sum, reasonable support for research expenses may be considered on a matched-funding basis with the host institution.
The applicant should normally hold a salaried position at an institution of higher education and research.
Applicants should consult the Criteria as set out on the ISRF Website (see link below) and show that they meet them.
Applicants should follow the Application procedure and should present their Proposal in the format specified there.
Closing date for applications is 4pm on 16th February 2018.
*Applicants based in the UK must apply in GBP (£), up to the limit of £60,000. All other applicants must apply in EUR (€), up to the limit of €67,500. These amounts are fixed as of 1st January 2018, and will not be adjusted in the event of GBP/EUR currency fluctuations.