Scholars from within Europe are eligible to apply – applicants will normally have a permanent appointment at an institution of higher education and research.
Career breaks may be taken into account. The awards are intended as providing full relief from all teaching duties and all associated academic administration for a period of (up to) one year; applications may be made by those whose sole or principal post is a part-time equivalent.
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 £75,000 (from April 2022) to buy-out the cost of all teaching and associated administration in the applicant’s home institution for up to 12 months. Within that sum, reasonable support for research expenses may be considered on a matched-funding basis with the host Institution.
In April 2022, the ISRF launched its fifth Political Economy Fellowship competition. Award decisions were announced in March 2023.
An Archaeology of reproductive subsumption: classing the household, women and ecology in Senegambia
Regimes of Accumulation and the Carceral State in England and Wales
Cripping the Exhaustion Economy: Radically Reimagining the Neoliberal Academy from the Sick Bed
Plastic Economies: Power, Politics, and Ecological Futures Across the ‘East-East’ Petrochemical Circuit
Welfare transformations and children’s reproductive labour: Advancing social reproduction theory through interdisciplinary dialogue
In January 2020, the ISRF launched its fourth Political Economy Fellowship competition. Award decisions were announced in August 2020.
Rethinking ‘Grassroots’ Economic Justice: Measured Intervention, Feminist Political Economy Approaches and Sri Lanka’s Former Global Workers
Gift Economies in a Context of Welfare State Crisis: New Infrastructures of Solidarity Between Strangers?
Renationalising Finance for Development in the Global South
Making All Work Pay: Just Wage Regulation
Radical Gold: Emergency Resource Extraction and Trade in the Northern Amazon
In January 2019, the ISRF launched its third Political Economy Research Fellowship competition. Having received a number of strong proposals, the Selection Panel met in July 2019, and voted to make three awards.
Economies of Exclusion: Money, Labour and Value in Immigration and Asylum Politics
Barter in the EU: An Ethnography of Balkan Corporate Financial Practices
Digital Farms, Tinkering Farmers, and Enlightened Hackers: Farmers as the Vanguard of Data Activist Movements?
In January 2018, the ISRF launched its second Political Economy Research Fellowship competition. Having received a number of strong proposals, the Selection Panel met in June 2018, and voted to make six awards.
Understanding Unimagined Events
The Political Economy of Cooperative Firms: Historical and Comparative Perspectives
Lived Experiences of Childbearing in Contemporary Austerity: Advancing Feminist, Geographical and Political Economy Approaches
Indigenous Struggles in the Context of Neo-Extractivism: A Comparative Analysis of Mexico and Bolivia
The Political Economy of Low Carbon Energy Transitions
In August 2016, the ISRF launched its first Political Economy Research Fellowship competition. Having received a number of strong proposals, the Selection Panel met in February 2017, and voted to make five awards.
Varieties of Basic Income: The Political Economy of Universalism in European Welfare States
Constructing Financial Value
A Theory of the Financialized Firm (with Keir Martin)
Reorienting Industrial Organisation Theory: From Necessary to Possible Outcomes
A Theory of the Financialized Firm (with Adam Leaver)
The Political Economy of the Rise of Illiberalism in Post-Socialist Central Europe Market Reforms
If you would like to contact any of our Fellows to discuss their ISRF-funded work, please contact Dr Lars Cornelissen (Academic Editor) in the first instance, at [email protected].