Independent Scholar Fellowship (ISF8)

Deadline for applications: 5pm GMT, 5th March 2021.

The Independent Social Research Foundation wishes to support independent-minded researchers to explore and present original research ideas which take new approaches, and suggest new solutions, to real world social problems.

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 5pm (GMT) on 5th March 2021. Applicants are strongly advised to submit applications well in advance of this deadline – late submissions will not be considered. If you ave any technical issues, please notify Stuart Wilson immediately.

PLEASE NOTE: An Early Career Fellowship (ECF6) competition is running concurrently. Applicants should consult the eligibility criteria for each competition before submitting an application. Applicants may not submit applications to both competitions, and duplicate applicants will be disqualified from both competitions.

Application Queries

Please consult the FAQ’s before contacting us directly.

Academic queries should be directed to Dr Lars Cornelissen (Academic Editor) at

Queries relating to eligibility, the Terms & Conditions of award, or about the online application system, should be directed to Stuart Wilson (Administrator) at