Mid-Career Fellowships

Scholars from within Europe are eligible to apply. Applicants will normally hold a salaried position at an Institution of Higher Education and Research. Candidates should be 10 years or more from the year of their PhD award.

However, a shorter time from PhD award may exceptionally be considered, if the candidate has other qualifications to be considered as mid-career (these might include: length of appointment to permanent post, seniority, teaching responsibilities). Career breaks may also 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 £70,000 (from January 2020) 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 with the host Institution.

ISRF Mid-Career Fellowship competitions generally launch in January of even-numbered years, with a mid-February deadline for applications.

Fifth Mid-Career Fellowship Competition

In January 2020, the ISRF launched its fifth Mid-Career Fellowship competition. Award decisions were announced in July 2020.

Professor Annelien de Dijn
Dr Michelle Bastian

Phenomenal Time: A Field Philosophy for More Liveable Worlds

Dr Beth Epstein
Professor Kate Dossett

Archives of Cultural Surveillance and the Making of Black Histories

Dr Rita Floyd
Dr Elizabeth Evans

Disability and Politics: Rethinking Representation

Dr Cian O'Driscoll
Dr David Kaposi

Milgram and Beyond: Towards a Psychosocial Theory of Violence

Professor Annelien de Dijn
Professor Stephen Legg

Mapping a Pre-Partition City: the Communal Geographies of Late-Colonial Delhi

Dr Beth Epstein
Dr Lisa Taylor

Landscapes of Loss: Revaluing Labour, Remaking Community

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 lars.cornelissen@isrf.org.