skip to content

Cambridge Global Challenges


The Isaac Newton Trust (INT) funds projects and procurement for researchers at the University of Cambridge.

The Isaac Newton Trust invites applications for the following types of grant:

  • Emergency Grants - bridging for salary costs / short underwriting / start-up grants
  • Project Grants - initial partner funding for new research projects; plus grants for unconventional, innovative forms of research & scholarship
  • Strategic Research Programmes and Projects - larger, institutional, perhaps interdisciplinary, programmes of strategic value to the University for the promotion of education or research;
  • 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.

Application procedure

Applicants need to submit an electronic draft via the Head of their institution.

Additional information

Emergency, Project and Equipment Grants: there are three rounds per year.

Strategic Research Programme & Project Grants: there is one round per year  (Michaelmas); selected applications will then be asked to submit a full application in Lent Term.


For full details of eligibility, funding level for each type of grant and application procedure please see the Isaac Newton Trust website.

Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Funding Opportunities

Find out about open funding opportunities, pre-call announcements, responsive calls, studentships and awards relevant to the global...