The Independent Social Research Foundation seeks bids from early career researchers unafraid to challenge orthodoxy
The foundation wants to fund research that might get short shrift elsewhere
Focus on how your proposed work diverges from typical approaches in your field and do not water down aspects you worry might be controversial
Proof your application thoroughly; sloppy bids will not make it past the first phase
Pay attention to the work plan, which reviewers will analyse thoroughly to check for feasibility
The Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) is a small, private funder based in London and registered in the Netherlands. Founded in 2008, it offers grants to social scientists working both within and outside academia within Europe (geographically defined).
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