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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 November 2016

Isaac Newton Research Grants (RGS) are awarded each year (in March, July and November), to departments for the support of research projects. Eight RGS awards were made in November 2016, together with two strategic programme awards.

RGS list November 2016

Forthcoming closing dates


Newton Trust Research Grants The deadline for submitting draft applications for the Lent Term 2017 round has now passed; the next round will open in April 2017 for decisions in early July.

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

The Isaac Newton Trust invites applications from Colleges for its CTO Research Leave Programme.  The application deadline is: 31 January 2017.

Recent deadlines

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

Isaac Newton Trust/Schools of Physical Sciences & Technology Early Career Support for new Lecturers - deadline 02 December 2016

Isaac Newton Trust Colleges applications for Isaac Newton/College JRFs, deadline:  5 January 2017 (next round 5 July 2017)

Trustees' meeting dates

Monday 28th November 2016 at 4pm

Monday 6th March 2017 at 4pm

Thursday 6th July 2017 at 3pm