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About the Isaac Newton Trust

The Isaac Newton Trust was established in 1988 by Trinity College. The Trust promotes learning, research and education in the University of Cambridge, primarily by providing support to early career researchers and by making research grants to departments and programmes within the University and its constituent Colleges.

Early Career Researchers

Research Fellowships, support for new lecturers and independent postdocs...

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Established researchers

Research grants, support for research assistants...

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Projects & Programmes

Programmes, projects and interdisciplinary initiatives.....

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College collaborations

Junior Research Fellowships, CTO research leave....

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Research grants July 2016

Isaac Newton Research Grants are awarded each year (in March, July and November), to departments for the support of research projects. Sixteen grants were awarded in July 2016

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closing date 19 August 2016


Further particulars

Application form

Equal Opportunities monitoring form


The office will be staffed intermittently from 21 July to 1 September, but emails will be read as quickly as possible.

Please see this website for information and direct any enquiries to   until  further notice

Trustees' meeting dates

Monday 28th November 2016 at 4pm

Monday 6th March 2017 at 4pm

Thursday 6th July 2017 at 3pm


Forthcoming closing dates

Newton Trust research grants (Easter 2016) -  the deadline for submitting draft applications for these grants (6 May) has now passed. See  timetable. The next round is expected to open in the first week of October.