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Flexible Grants for Small Groups Competition – Launch Announcement
The ISRF has launched its tenth Flexible Grants for Small Groups competition. Deadline for applications: 5pm GMT, 30th November 2023.
Providing Research Support in Interdisciplinary Social Science
The Independent Social Research Foundation wishes to support independent-minded researchers to explore and present original research ideas which take new approaches, and suggest new solutions, to real world social problems. Such work would be unlikely to be funded by existing funding bodies.
The Foundation intends to award on a competitive basis, to candidates of sufficient merit, a number of grants providing flexible support (for instance: relief from teaching and/or administration, research and travel expenses, fieldwork and practical work) for a period of (up to) one year for the activities of a small research group.
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 over a period of up to one year, and must be taken up (i.e. commence) no later than end of December 2024.
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 €8,100 (or GBP equivalent).†
† PLEASE NOTE: Applicants with based in the UK must apply in GBP (£), up to the limit of £7,000. All other applicants must apply in EUR (€), up to the limit of €8,100. These amounts are fixed, and will not be adjusted in the event of GBP/EUR currency fluctuations.
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). Principal 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 part-time equivalent. Independent scholars with an academic affiliation may also apply.
Applicants should consult the Criteria as set out in the Further Particulars and show that they meet them. Applicants are expected to submit their complete application electronically via the online application system, in English.
Closing date for applications is 5pm (GMT) on 30th November 2023.
Coming next week…
A book launch and conversation with Dr Seb Rumsby, author of Development in Spirit, also featuring Maya Nguyen & Emma Tomalin.
The effects of development and nation-building projects are always felt unevenly, especially by marginalised communities. But these communities do not lack agency in this process. How do they participate in, negotiate, or resist state-led development? And what role do everyday religious and spiritual practices play therein?
Seb will be joined by two panelists: Maya Nguyen, Lecturer in International Relations at SOAS University of London, whose research explores the role of children and youth in the Southeast Asian military conflicts in the second half of 20th century; and Emma Tomalin, Professor of Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds, whose recent projects have engaged with the role of faith actors in humanitarian action, peacebuilding and health.
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