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A major element of the Isaac Newton Trust's research funding is carried out in collaboration with the Schools and the Pro-Vice-Chancellors. We currently have three major 'Joint Schools' projects to which INT is a major donor. 

Note that the application procedure for these ‘joint Schools’ competitions are completely separate from the Isaac Newton Research Grants - you should apply direct to the relevant Schools’ competition (not to the INT):


FAQs - Research Grants for ‘Joint Schools’ applicants

Can I apply for a ‘Joint Schools’ grant AND an ‘Isaac Newton Research Grant’?

Both are funded by INT, so you cannot apply for these ‘joint Schools’ grants AND for an Isaac Newton Research Grant for the same project.  It would be unlikely to be funded by both routes if you present two different projects at the same time or in quick succession.  You must declare any application you are making to the other programme and all previous funding received from that source if you apply to both programmes with different projects.

If I am unsuccessful in the ‘Joint Schools’ competition, can I subsequently apply to the Isaac Newton Trust for a research grant for the same project?

Not normally.  However, if you have been successful in securing external matching funding since you applied to the 'Joint Schools' competition, contact the Trust for advice.

If I am successful in the ‘Joint Schools’ competition, can I subsequently apply to the Isaac Newton Trust for a research grant for a different project? (or vice versa)

Yes, but you must declare all previous funding received from the other type of scheme if you subsequently apply with a different project.

INT Funding Rounds

INT Emergency Grants Easter Term 2022:

The deadline for final applications to INT is: 20 May 2022

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2022:

The national competition for 2022 is now closed.  Candidates will be notified by the Leverhulme Trust during May 2022

INT Academic Career Development Fellowships in:


Politics of the Environment

Closing date for applications is 10 June 2022

For Colleges

*NEW* Widening Participation & Induction Fund

Deadline for College Applications:  5pm on 1 June 2022

Trustees' Meeting Dates

Thursday 7 July 2022

Thursday 24 November 2022

Tuesday 14 March 2023

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