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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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Strategic programme grants

Programmes, collaborative projects, new 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 (RGS) are awarded each year (in March, July and November), to departments for the support of research projects. Sixteen RGS awards were made in July 2016, together with four strategic programme awards

RGS list July 2016

Forthcoming closing dates


Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2017: the INT's  internal competition deadline is 16 January 2017 ; Leverhulme's national competition deadline is 02 March 2017

David MacKay Newton Research Fellowship at Darwin College - application deadline 21 November 2016

Isaac Newton Trust/Wellcome Trust ISSF/University of Cambridge Joint Research Grants Scheme for newly independent principal investigators in biomedical sciences is now open - deadline 25 November 2016

Isaac Newton Trust/Schools of Physical Sciences & Technology Early Career Support for new Lecturers is now open - closing date 02 December 2016

Newton Trust Research Grants The Lent Term 2017 round will open in early January for decisions in early March

Trustees' meeting dates

Monday 28th November 2016 at 4pm

Monday 6th March 2017 at 4pm

Thursday 6th July 2017 at 3pm


About our Newton images

The Isaac Newton cartoons, among many others illustrating famous Cambridge alumni, were created by Sir Quentin Blake on the event of the University’s 800th Anniversary as a way of marking the outstanding contribution to science and art that the University and its members have made over the years.