First Book Grants

Newly qualified post-docs (within three years of PhD award) are eligible to apply, and should not already hold a permanent position within academia.

The awards are intended as providing a stipend to allow applicants full or partial support for the conversion of their PhD thesis into a book, and relief from non-academic work for a period of up to one year.

Applications are expected for awards up to a maximum value of €34,000 (or GBP equivalent).

First First Book Grant Competition

In November 2021, the ISRF launched its first First Book Grant competition. Having received a number of strong proposals, the Selection Panel met in June 2022, and voted to make six awards. More info to follow.

Contacting Fellows

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