Early Career Fellowships

For scholars within 10 years of PhD award.

Mid-Career Fellowships

For scholars more than 10 years post-PhD.

Independent Scholar Fellowships

For independent scholars.

Political Economy Fellowships

For scholars working in Political Economy.

Small Group Projects

For groups of 2-10 scholars.

Independent Scholar Fellowship Competition (ISF7)

Our seventh Independent Scholar Fellowship competition launches on 7th July 2020, aiming 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 2021.

The award is intended to enable the buy-out from current occupation of an independent scholar to pursue their 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 £28,750 or €31,250* per successful applicant.

Deadline: 5pm (BST), 14th August 2020

The ISRF seeks to fund 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. Interdisciplinarity in the generation of new investigative initiatives may be achieved by combining and transforming empirical methods and theoretical insights from the social sciences. Projects ranging across the breadth of the social scientific disciplines and interdisciplinary research fields are welcome, and relevant applications from scholars working within the humanities and the natural sciences are also encouraged.