Scholars from within Europe are eligible to apply – applicants should be within 10 years of PhD award, and they 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 £57,500 (from January 2021) 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.
ISRF Early Career Fellowship competitions generally launch in January of odd-numbered years, with a mid-February deadline for applications.
In January 2019, the ISRF launched its fifth Early Career Fellowship competition. Having received a number of strong proposals, the Selection Panel met in June 2019, and voted to make four awards.
The Dangerous Essence of Criminal Law: Redefining Criminalisation
Children’s Competence in Context: Advancing Interdisciplinary Approaches to Practical and Legal Questions
Wounds Without Borders: War, Injury and Care in the Middle East
In January 2017, the ISRF launched its fourth Early Career Fellowship competition. Having received a number of strong proposals, the Selection Panel met in June 2017, and voted to make six awards.
The Theory of Risk and the Practice of Care: Bridging the Gap
Performing Technologies in EU, Israeli and Palestinian Security Cooperation
The Spaces of Mental Capacity Law: Moving Beyond Binaries
When Economic Expansion Transgresses All Limits: Indebtedness and Extractivism as Two Major Causes of Social Unrest in the Coming Decade
The Etiquette of the Arms Trade
Objects of International Law
In January 2015, the ISRF launched its third Early Career Fellowship competition. Having received a number of strong proposals, the Selection Panel met in June 2015, and voted to make five awards.
Migrant Narratives of Citizenship: A Topological Atlas of European Belonging
Is There an African Path to Disability Justice
Compromise with Character: An Integrated Framework to Assess the Moral Quality of Political Compromises
The Law of Disorder
Bringing Labour Back In: Class Antagonism, Labour Agency and Britain’s Active Labour Market Reforms
In January 2013, the ISRF launched its second Early Career Fellowship competition. Having received a number of strong proposals, the Selection Panel met in June 2013, and voted to make five awards.
No Entry: The Evils of Social Deprivation
Discipline, Dissent and Dispossession
The Traffic in Women: Gender, Mobility, and Migration Control in the Twentieth Century World
Posthuman Security: An Integrated Ethical Framework
Social Justice, Predistribution and the Democratization of Capital: Political Theory and the Future of Social Democracy
In August 2011, the ISRF launched its first Early Career Fellowship competition. Having received a number of strong proposals, the Selection Panel met in January 2012, and voted to make five awards.
The Politics of Names and Naming in India
Loss in Childbearing in Malawi: Interpretations of Accountability and Blame
Sortition and the Requirement for State Impartiality in Transitional and Developing Democracies
‘Gold Is Gold Is Gold Is Gold’ – Is It? The Politics of Values and Economics of Worth
Political Entrepreneurs and Civil Wars
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.