Independent Social Research Foundation Flexible Grants for Scholars in Europe

Deadline: 13 November 2015

Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) is offering Flexible Grants for Small Groups Competition that support independent-minded researchers to explore and present original research ideas which take new approaches, and suggest new solutions, to real world social problems. The awards are intended as providing flexible support (for instance: relief from teaching &/or administration, research and travel expenses, fieldwork and practical work) for a period of (up to) one year.
The competition is open to individual researchers who wish to bring together and to cooperate with others, on a specific project: this may be at the pilot stage. The awards are intended as enabling one or more short periods of face-to-face joint group work such as workshops, working-in-pairs, or short academic visits (e-working, video-conferencing or Skype expenses are not included) over a period of up to one year, and must be taken up no later than end of December 2016.

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Grant Information
ISRF expects applications for grants up to a maximum of £5,000 (amount of an award depends on the nature of the work proposed and individual circumstances).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Scholars from within Europe are eligible to apply as Principal Investigator(s) to lead a small group of 2-10 scholars (which may include graduate students).
  • Applicants should hold a PhD and will normally have a permanent appointment at an institution of higher education and research.
  • Applications may be made by those whose sole or principal post is a part-time equivalent. Independent scholars with an academic affiliation may also apply.
  • There is no limitation on nationality -however, the Principal Investigator(s) should be affiliated to a European institution.

How to Apply
Applicants can submit their complete applications electronically via the online application system.

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  1. Avatar Lamarana Balde says

    i will be very glad if you send me the application form for Canada because i want to study Law but in undergraduate.

    • Avatar Divya Sharma says

      Hi Lamarana,
      Please visit the link provided at the end of the post for more information regarding the grants as we are not the funding organization.We are a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding.
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      Thank you!