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Emergency Grants


  1. To tide over a project and/or young post-doc at the end of a grant before the next grant starts; or
  2. To get a project started when the start of a confirmed grant from another source has been delayed through unforeseen circumstances; or
  3. To underwrite a portion of a grant already applied for.

Who can apply

  1. The named applicant should be a PI or independent researcher
  2. Applications are submitted by the applicant’s  Head of the Department/ Faculty/other institution
  3. Priority will be given to applicants who are early career researchers
  4. Research-active recent retirees may also apply

What we are looking for

  1. The quality of the project; the importance of retention of a particular  RA to this project; the career prospects of an exceptional RA – all may be important factors;
  2. there must be a clear plan and time-scale for obtaining further funding for the project and/or RA beyond the end of INT funding; or
  3. other funding for the future will have been secured already and this grant is simply a stop-gap.

What we will support

  1. A contribution to an RA salary no higher than pt 43 on the single spine
  2. No more than £30,000 in total
  3. No more than 12 months duration


Do I need matching funding for the period of the INT grant?

Ideally, yes, but the Trustees will waive this condition in some circumstances (ask).

Can I apply for my own salary?

Applicants who currently hold a research fellowship grant may be able to apply for a contribution to their own salary (consult the Director), otherwise, no.

If you have other questions on this programme, please contact the Trust.

We will add to these notes and FAQs periodically


Consult the comparative table

Go to: How to Apply

Forthcoming closing dates

Newton Trust Research Grants The Easter Term 2017 round closes today 26 May.  Please note that we have new instructions for applicants -  see the Research Grants tab for details.


TLTFs & JRFs 2017

Time-Limited Teaching Fellowships 2017: Colleges' application deadline: Friday 23 June 2017

INT/College Junior Research Fellowships: Colleges' application deadline: Friday 30 June 2017 (NB the January round has been withdrawn, so this is now the only application round for these awards).

Details are circulated to eligible Colleges during April.

Trustees' meeting dates

Thursday 6 July 2017 at 3pm

Thursday 30 November 2017 at 4pm

Thursday 15 March 2018 at 4pm

Wednesday 4 July 2018 at 3pm

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