Collaborative Fellowships in the History of Knowledge (CF1)

The Indepe­­­ndent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) wish to support pairs of researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds to conduct collaborative research.

Researchers may apply from across the social sciences and the humanities. Proposals should investigate original research ideas and specify potential applications to real world problems, on regional or global scales. Each pair of scholars would preferably combine historical with contemporary perspectives on the sources and effects of knowledge formations, in scientific, humanistic, economic, social, technological, or environmental domains. 

The awards are intended to provide a research stipend (to cover living costs plus reasonable research expenses) for a period of up to five months – with a core, mandatory period of four months commencing 1st March 2023 – for the purpose of working together on an interdisciplinary project, based in Berlin for the duration.

Please read these details carefully – and consult the FAQs – before commencing an application or contacting the ISRF with a query. Applications must be submitted before 6pm CET on 28th January 2022. Applicants are strongly advised to submit applications well in advance of this deadline. If you have any technical issues, please notify Stuart Wilson immediately.

Application Queries

Please consult the FAQ’s before contacting us directly.

Academic queries (including questions of eligibility) should be directed to Dr Lars Cornelissen (Academic Editor) at lars.cornelissen@isrf.org.

Queries relating to the Terms & Conditions of award, or about the online application system, should be directed to Stuart Wilson (Administrator) at stuart.wilson@isrf.org.