The Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) and Big Data & Society (BD&S) announce the 2016 ISRF Early Career Researcher Essay Competition. A prize of CHF 1,000 will be awarded for the best 5,000 to 7,000 word essay on the topic 'Influence and Power'. Authors are encouraged to choose an essay title within this field. The winner will be invited to present their work at a special event at the Social Media & Society 2016 conference (Goldsmiths, University of London) and will have the conference fee waived and travel costs covered. Participants should either be current doctoral students or within three years of being awarded their doctorate. For more information including criteria and goals visit isrf.org.