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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 2020 Lent 2021 Easter 2021
Type of Application Considered Research Grants Research Emergencies Research Emergencies
  inc Emergencies Strategic Preliminary Strategic Final
Submission of draft applications to Head of Department 25 September 2020 08 January 2021 30 April 2021
Deadline for submission of draft e-applications to INT 02 October 2020 15 January 2021 07 May 2021
Deadline for submission of final e-applications to INT 16 October 2020 29 January 2021 21 May 2021
Trustees' Award Meeting 26 November 2020 12 March 2021 01 July 2021
Announcement of application outcome                                   4 December 2020 19 March 2021 09 July 2021

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The Trust has provided support for research projects across the University, as well as making major interventions to enable strategic projects that offer considerable long-term benefit to the University since 1988.

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