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).
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. Recipients include:
Ill-timed Citizenship: public primary healthcare, Gitanos, and the (re)production of marginalization in crisis-striken institutions
Spying on Muslims in Colonial Mozambique, 1964-74
Taming egg donors: The Production of the Egg Donation Bioeconomy in Spain
Racialised Capitalism at the Margins: an ethnography with Roma migrant workers
Gabriel’s heart. Youngsters and their emotions in Belgian state reformatories for juvenile delinquents, 1890-1965