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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
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, NSTC (formerly 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
International Exchanges Scheme Standard round one 12 January 2022  9 March 2022 June 2022
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship
12 January 2022  9 March 2022 June 2022
Newton International Fellowships 24 January 2022 16 March 2022  September 2022 
Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship round one 26 January 2022 23 March 2022 July 2022
Royal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellowship round one 26 January 2022
23 March 2022 July 2022
Industry Fellowship round one
24 February 2022 21 April 2022 August 2022
Research Grants round one 22 March 2022 19 May 2022 August 2022
Short Industry Fellowship round one
7 April 2022 2 June 2022 August 2022
International Exchanges Scheme Standard round two
13 April 2022 15 June 2022
September 2022
International Exchanges Scheme Cost Share (CNR)
13 April 2022  15 June 2022 November 2022
Royal Society Research Professorships stage one 21 April 2022 19 May 2022 June 2022
Royal Society Research Professorships stage two  6 June 2022  4 July 2022 October 2022
Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship round two 18 May 2022 13 July 2022 October 2022
Royal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellowship round two
18 May 2022
13 July 2022  October 2022
University Research Fellowship
12 July 2022 6 September 2022 May 2023
International Exchanges Scheme Standard round three
3 August 2022 28 September 2022 February 2023
International Exchanges Scheme Cost Share (JSPS, NSFC, NSTC (formerly MOST))
3 August 2022
28 September 2022 February 2023 
Industry Fellowship round two 
4 August 2022 6 October 2022 March 2023
Short Industry Fellowship round one
1 September 2022 3 November 2022 January 2023
Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship
6 September 2022 1 November 2022 July 2023
APEX Award
7 September 2022 2 November 2022 June 2023
Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship 21 September 2022 16 November 2022 March 2023
Research Grants round two
13 September 2022 10 November 2022 February 2023
Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship
14 September 2022 9 November 2022 February 2023
Royal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellowship
14 September 2022
9 November 2022
February 2023
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