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Isaac Newton Research Grants:  Timetable 2020-21

All decisions are made at Trustee meetings, which happen once a term on the dates given below.  Applications cannot be considered between meetings.

Emergency grants: applications for bridging an RA through to the start of a new grant, or underwriting the start-up period of a new grant, may be made in any of the three terms. In Michaelmas Term 2020, PIs may also apply on behalf of RAs whose work (whether on an existing INT grant or not) has been severely disrupted by the COVID lock-down for a short period of research to complete lost work or bridge to a new grant or employment, but please be aware that the INT has only very limited funds available to support COVID extensions.

Research Grants:  there is now ONE round per year in Michaelmas Term.

Strategic Grants:  there is one round per year in the Lent Term (preliminary).  Selected applications will then be asked to submit a full application in Easter Term (final), following the timetable set out below.

  Michaelmas 2021 Lent 2022 Easter 2021
Type of Application Considered Research Grants Research Emergencies Research Emergencies
  inc Emergencies Strategic Preliminary Strategic Final
Draft applications to Head of Department 24-Sep-21 07-Jan-22 29-Apr-22
Draft Research e-applications to INT 01-Oct-21 14-Jan-22 06-May-22
Final Research e-applications to INT 15-Oct-21 28-Jan-22 20-May-22
STRATEGIC e-applications to INT - 18-Feb-22 -
Trustees' Award Meeting 25-Nov-21 15-Mar-22 07-Jul-22
Announcement of application outcome                                   03-Dec-21 17-Mar-22 14-Jul-22


INT Funding Rounds

INT Research Grants Round for Michaelmas Term 2021

Draft Application to Head of Department by 24 September 2021

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2022:

Check with your Host Institution for application deadline

Host Institutions send supported applications to INT by 10 January 2022

Trustees' Meeting Dates

Thursday 25 November 2021

Tuesday 15 March 2022

Thursday 7 July 2022

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