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International Development Research @ Cambridge


The Isaac Newton Trust/University of Cambridge Early Career Support Scheme is for new lecturers, those appointed between 1 October 2014 and 31 December 2017. It is designed to support academics in beginning their research careers, and is intended for use on projects that will lead to further external funding in the future.

The funding is intended for flexible use, allowing applicants to support research activities according to their needs.

In order to be eligible for this award, researchers must have started/be starting their careers in academia between 1 October 2014 and 31 December 2017

The award typically supports projects of up to one year duration, with a maximum of £50,000 available (including a requirement of 50% funding provided by the appropriate Department). 


For further details and procedural application information, please see the source article here.


Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


Join the Strategic Research Initiative

Register to Cambridge Global Challenges here.


Learn about the support we provide 

Information on how Cambridge Global Challenges can support your research is shared here.


Contact us

Programme Manager (Sara Serradas Duarte):​