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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.

  Easter 2021 Michaelmas 2021 Lent 2022
Type of Application Considered Research Emergencies Research Grants Research Emergencies
  Strategic Final inc Emergencies Strategic Preliminary
Draft applications to Head of Department 30-Apr-21 24-Sep-21 07 Jan 22
Draft Research e-applications to INT 07-May-21 01-Oct-21 14 Jan 22
Final Research e-applications to INT 21-May-21 15-Oct-21 28 Jan 22
STRATEGIC e-applications to INT - - 18 Feb 22
Trustees' Award Meeting 08-Jul-21 25-Nov-21 10 March 22
Announcement of application outcome                                   15-Jul-21 03-Dec-21 17 March 22

INT Funding Rounds

INT Research Grants Round for Michaelmas Term 2021

Draft Application to Head of Department by 21 September 2021

Trustees' Meeting Dates

Thursday 8 July 2021

Thursday 25 November 2021

Thursday 10 March 2022

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