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International Development Research @ Cambridge


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.

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):​