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Our Research Grant programmes

See more details of each category by clicking on the titles above.

Though it should be clear in most cases which category is most suitable for your application, please check the Comparative Table.

Don’t worry if your needs  appear to fall into more than one category – you should make only one application for any given project, so choose one category and make clear the separate types of need within that application – if in doubt, consult the Director.

 

1) Emergency Grants

bridging for salary costs / short underwriting / start-up grants

2) Project Grants

initial partner funding for new research projects; plus grants for unconventional, innovative forms of research & scholarship

3) Strategic Research Programmes and Projects

larger, institutional, perhaps interdisciplinary, programmes of strategic value to the University for the promotion of education or research;

4) Equipment grants

exceptional requests for a key research item, on a partner funding basis with other University institutions, or unavoidable costs associated with use of shared equipment; small equipment needs can be dealt with as part of the other categories

5) Other research grants funded partly by the Trust

The Isaac Newton Trust funds research in collaboration with the Schools - our 'Joint Schools' programmes.  

INT support for Early Career Researchers includes Research Fellowships partnered with external institutions (Leverhulme Trust, Humboldt Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation) and with Colleges, and start-up research funding partnerships with the Schools.

 

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Congratulations

to our Trustees Sir Gregory Winter, jointly awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern, on the award of the 2018 Balzan Prize for her contributions in Social Anthropology.

Trustees' meeting dates

Thursday 29 November 2018 at 4pm

Thursday 14 March 2019 at 4pm

Thursday 4 July 2019 at 3pm

Forthcoming closing dates

Newton Trust Research Grants (all categories)  - the 2018-2019 timetable may be found here.

Cambridge Humanities Research Grants (CHRGs) 2018 Michaelmas Term round  is now open (deadline 12 November)

The Leverhulme Trust has announced its Early Career Fellowships competition for 2019; the internal Cambridge competition details will be announced by the end of October.

 'So thrilled about this grant. It's a wonderful scheme to boost young post-docs.

 Thank-you Newton!'

 

INT FELLOWS' DAY 2018

Our first Fellows' Day, for early career research fellows partially funded by the Trust, was held on 14 June, with a series of fascinating talks by 15 of our Leverhulme ECF, Humboldt, ESRC and Max-Cam Fellows, followed by networking over drinks.

Recent deadlines

College Teaching Officer Research Leave - the 2018 Round is now closed.

INT/Schools of Physical Sciences & Technology (start-up grants for new University Lecturers) - the 2018 round is now closed

INT/Wellcome Trust ISSF/Schools of Biological Sciences and Clinical Medicine (start-up grants for new University Lecturers and PIs) - the 2018 round is now closed

INT/College Junior Research Fellowships - has now closed for October 2019 starts

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