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FYI. Opportunity to publish your PhD thesis as a book

This opportunity is aimed at researchers who do not already hold a permanent academic position – please share with your early career networks and recent PhD graduates.

The Independent Social Research Foundation wishes to support recent PhD graduates in their effort to turn their doctoral thesis into a publishable book.

Researchers may apply from across the social sciences and the humanities. The awards are intended to provide a research stipend (to cover living costs plus reasonable research expenses) for a period of up to twelve months.

Eligibility

Scholars from within Europe are eligible to apply. Candidates must have been awarded their PhD and should be within three years of PhD award at the time of application (although career breaks may be taken into account), and should not already hold a permanent position within academia. The awards are intended as providing a stipend to allow applicants full or partial support for the conversion of their PhD thesis into a book and relief from non-academic work (including domestic care) for a period of up to one year.

The award period must begin no later than the end of December 2023, and awardees would be expected – by the end of the award period – to have produced a manuscript for submission to publishers.

A final publication contract need not be in place at the time of application. However, applicants should have developed a specific publication plan, and describe any of their preliminary inquiries to publishers.

The awards – of up to €34,000 (or GBP equivalent) – are intended to provide a stipend to allow applicants full or partial relief from non-academic duties, for a period of up to one year; alternatively, the award may be sought by those who wish to be bought-out from a non-academic employment contract (in whole or partially), with the prior consent of their current employer.

For more information – including guidance on eligible research – and to apply, please visit https://www.isrf.org/funding-opportunities/grant-competitions/fbg1/

Closing date for applications is 6pm CET on 4th February 2022.

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