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Isaac Newton Trust


The Trust is an exempt charity under the Charities Act 2011 and is regulated by the Office for Students as a connected institution of the University of Cambridge.  It is governed by its Trustees, who are all senior academic members of the University, and administered on a day-to-day basis by the Director and her staff

It receives a generous annual donation from Trinity College, and also has income from its accumulated reserves.  It produces a detailed Annual Report for the University and for Trinity College, and annual accounts

Though most of its funding comes from Trinity College, the Trust is very interested in hearing from others who may wish to support its activities.

Donations to the Trust for research activities are channelled to its Opportunities Fund.  The aim of this fund is to assist the recruitment of young academics who need start-up support in facilities or staff, and to help Faculties to seize funding opportunities for risky or innovative projects which can attract only partial funding from outside Cambridge.   Prospective donors to it are encouraged to contact the Trust for further information.   Please see the relevant tabs for information about our range of research granting activities.



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

Our Awards

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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INT Annual Reports

INT Accounts