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Isaac Newton Trust

 

Please note that the application deadline for this competition falls earlier than in previous years:  7 May 2021 

The Trustees of the Isaac Newton Trust are delighted to offer support for up to two stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships (JRFs) per annum in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to enable Colleges for whom the full cost of a JRF would be prohibitive, but who may have access to partial funding, to bring together the funds needed to recruit for and elect a Junior Research Fellow.

NEW:  The Trustees have also agreed to offer one or two awards per annum to enable eligible colleges to appoint to non-stipendiary fellowships post-doctoral researchers holding fully funded fellowships in the sciences.  

Please note:

  • Newton Trust JRF awards are made to Colleges, and are not made direct to the Fellow subsequently selected by the College;
  • the Isaac Newton Trust does not accept applications direct from prospective JRFs;
  • the Trust plays no part in the selection of Fellows; the selection is made by the College advertising the post. 

What the Trust provides:

  • eligible Colleges whose applications for stipendiary awards are successful will be offered a flat-rate contribution of £15,000 per annum towards a Junior Research Fellowship, for up to three years;
  • Colleges with non-standard alumni bases may apply for a discretionary additional grant of £5,000 per annum;
  • stipendiary fellowships should be advertised in the range of subjects falling within the general area of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • for non-stipendiary fellowships in sciences, the Trust offers a flat rate of £3,000 per annum towards the costs associated with a fellowship.

Eligible colleges 

Conditions and Payment Arrangements

Advertising the Fellowship

Application Procedure

Isaac Newton Trust/College JRF Application Form

Personal Data Consent Form for INT Fellows

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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