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Grants schedule

 

The table below shows our funding scheme deadlines and anticipated decision dates.

The Royal Society funds researchers at the postdoctoral level and above in the UK and overseas. Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students cannot apply for Royal Society funding.

Research must be within the Society’s remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. For a full list, see our guidance page.

Selected funding is also available for scholars of history of science, UK schools and colleges, small museums and for the exchange of commercial knowledge between industry and academia.

See our information on our grants policies and positions and guidance on how to apply for further information. Contact grants@royalsociety.org with any further queries.

Scheme Open date Close date Decision
Lisa Jardine Grant scheme round one 13 January 2021 17 March 2021 April 2021
International Exchanges Scheme Standard round one 13 January 2021 10 March 2021 May 2021
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship 13 January 2021 10 March 2021 August 2021
Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship round one 20 January 2021 17 March 2021 July 2021
Royal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellowship round one 20 January 2021 17 March 2021 July 2021
Industry Fellowship round one 23 February 2021 20 April 2021 August 2021
Short Industry Fellowship round one 1 April 2021 27 May 2021 August 2021
International Exchanges Scheme Standard round two 15 April 2021 10 June 2021  September 2021 
International Exchanges Scheme Cost Share (CNR) 15 April 2021 10 June 2021  September 2021 
Kan Tong Po Visiting Fellowship 15 April 2021 10 June 2021  September 2021 
Newton International Fellowship 5 May 2021  16 June 2021 November 2021
Research Grants round one 11 May 2021  6 July 2021  September 2021 
Lisa Jardine Grant scheme round two 7 June 2021 22 September 2021 November 2021
University Research Fellowship 13 July 2021 7 September 2021 May 2022
Industry Fellowship round two  3 August 2021  5 October 2021  March 2022 
International Exchanges Scheme Standard round three 4 August 2021 29 September 2021 February 2022
International Exchanges Scheme Cost Share (JSPS, NSFC, MOST) 4 August 2021 29 September 2021 February 2022 
Short Industry Fellowship round two 1 September 2021 1 November 2021  January 2022
APEX Award 1 September 2021 28 October 2021 May 2022
Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship 8 September 2021 10 November 2021 July 2022
Research Grants round two 16 September 2021  11 November 2021  February 2022 
Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship round two 22 September 2021 24 November 2021 July 2022
Royal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellowship round two 22 September 2021 24 November 2021 July 2022
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