ISRF Mid-Career Fellowship

The Independent Social Research Foundation have recently opened their Mid-Career Fellowship competition for researchers working in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The 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 scheme is open to European based scholars who are at least ten years post PhD. The fellowship can last for up to one year and will fund up to £60,000 to enable buyout of teaching and administration costs. They may match fund research costs in conjunction with the host institution but the total cost must not exceed £60,000.

The ISRF describe eligible research as “Innovative research which breaks with existing explanatory frameworks so as to address afresh empirical problems with no currently adequate theory or investigative methodology. Innovation may also come from controversial theoretical approaches motivated by critical challenge of incumbent theories.”

The deadline for the application is 4pm (UK time) on the 19th of February 2016. The application form is on-line. Further information can be found on the ISRF website. If you are interested in applying then please contact your institution research office.

Lachlan Smith

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