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). 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 £75,000 (from April 2022) 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.
In April 2022, the ISRF will launch its sixth Mid-Career Fellowship competition. The deadline for applications was 5pm BST (6pm CEST) on Friday 1st July 2022, and award decisions are expected by the end of December 2022.
Phenomenal Time: A Field Philosophy for More Liveable Worlds
Archives of Cultural Surveillance and the Making of Black Histories
Disability and Politics: Rethinking Representation
Milgram and Beyond: Towards a Psychosocial Theory of Violence
Mapping a Pre-Partition City: the Communal Geographies of Late-Colonial Delhi
Landscapes of Loss: Revaluing Labour, Remaking Community
In January 2018, the ISRF launched its fourth Mid-Career Fellowship competition. Having received a number of strong proposals, the Selection Panel met in July 2018, and voted to make six awards.
Freedom: An Unruly History
An Ethnographic Inquiry Into Shifting Discourses of Diversity and Social Inequality in France
Emergency Politics: Security, Threats and the Duties of States
Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Just War
Empire and Accumulation
Re-Thinking Freedom in a Neuroliberal Age
In January 2016, the ISRF launched its third Mid-Career Fellowship competition. Having received a number of strong proposals, the Selection Panel met in May 2016, and voted to make five awards.
Colonial Terror: Torture, Violence and the Unmaking of the World
In Search of a Better Politics of Crime
Democracy at Work: Power, Voice and Employment in the 21st Century
Developing Capitals Through a Photographic E-Narrative Project at a Prisoner/Ex-Offender Resettlement Scheme
Ethnic Enclaves, Reversed Politics, and the Entrenchment of Difference
In January 2014, the ISRF launched its second Mid-Career Fellowship competition. Having received a number of strong proposals, the Selection Panel met in June 2014, and voted to make six awards.
Practices of Possibility in Neoliberal Social Systems
Time Without Qualities
Social Theoretical Contexts for the Conceptualisation of Transgenerational Trauma and Projective Identification
Environment in the Geopolitical Imagination? Knowledge Formations in Geopolitics, International Relations and Geography After 1945
Learning How to be Old: Frames, Feminism and the Production of a Pro-Ageing Instructional Film
Imperialist Humanitarianism: Tracing Colonial Connections in Post-Colonial Interventions in Africa and Asia
In May 2012, the ISRF launched its first Mid-Career Fellowship competition. Having received a number of strong proposals, the Selection Panel met in November 2012, and voted to make five awards.
The State as a Convergence of Heterogeneous Elements: A Deep Historical Approach
The Transformation of Competition: A Study in the Formation of Modernity and Liberal Societies
Post-Apartheid Libidinal Economy
Responsibility Without Desert
The World Seen From China: How the Emerging Circuit of Chinese Foreign Correspondents Shapes China’s View of the World