The Independent Social Research Foundation will launch a call on 23rd Jan 2017 for early career researchers (not more than 10 years post-PhD) in the social sciences.
Grants of up to £50,000 are available to provide full relief from all teaching duties and all associated academic administration for a period of (up to) one year. Research expenses should be funded with matched funding from the host institution.
ISRF are looking to fund research which uses new approaches to existing problems. Eligible research is: “Innovative research which breaks with existing explanatory frameworks so as to address afresh empirical problems with no currently adequate theory or investigative methodology. Innovation may also come from controversial theoretical approaches motivated by critical challenge of incumbent theories. Interdisciplinarity in the generation of new investigative initiatives may be achieved by combining, cross-fertilising, and so transforming empirical methods and theoretical insights from the social sciences. Projects ranging across the breadth of the social scientific disciplines and interdisciplinary research fields are welcome, and relevant applications from scholars working within the humanities are also encouraged”.
The deadline for Fellowship applications will be 3rd March 2017.