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Research Grants

There is now ONE round per annum only, in Michaelmas Term (NB this is a change from our previous arrangements) except for cases of emergency (see Research Grants for criteria), which can also be considered in Lent and Easter Terms.

NB  All of the Isaac Newton Trust research grant rounds involve a two-step process:

  • draft deadline (after which the Director will respond with any feedback that you might wish to attend to before preparing the final version) and,

  • final deadline which will fall two weeks later.

Application deadlines can be found here.

FAQ - deadlines

What if I miss the draft deadline - can I still submit an application by the final deadline?

Yes, but please contact the Director in advance if this is likely to be the case. We could accept your draft a few days late, providing you accept that any feedback we can offer you (and the opportunity for you to correct/amend your application) may be limited. If you miss the draft stage altogether, then we would accept a final version and would submit it as received to the referees and Trustees, so it must be complete and follow the format we request as closely as possible.

What if I miss the final deadline?

We cannot accept late applications as the time we have for sending them out to referees and Trustees has been pared down to the minimum.




COVID-19: Message from Director

We are exploring with the University and other major funding partners (such as the Leverhulme Trust) what possibilities exist to support our grant holders through this period of exceptional difficulty.  

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