Research, Development and Analysis Fund – Nuffield Foundation

Research, Development and Analysis Fund – Nuffield Foundation


Nuffield Foundation has a two-stage application process. Applicants submit a short outline application, and those that meet our criteria are invited to submit a full application, which is subject to independent peer review and considered by Trustees.

There are two deadlines for outline applications each year – in March and September. They usually receive 400-500 outline applications, of which 10-15% are invited to submit a full application. They support short-listed applicants in refining their proposed projects, to help maximise their rigour and potential impact.

Their funding approach is set out in their strategy. To see our full funding priorities and application criteria, please read our Guide for Applicants.

Before submitting an outline application, you must check that their Terms and Conditions are acceptable, both to you and your host institution.



Round  1 Round 2
Mar Sep Outline applications submitted.The next deadline for outline applications is March 2021 (date TBC).
May Nov/Dec Successful applicants invited to submit a Full application and unsuccessful applicants notified.The next deadline for full applications is 18 January 2021.
Jul Dec/Jan Full applications submitted. Over the following months, applicants may be asked to submit additional information in response to peer reviews.
Nov May Full applications considered by Trustees.
Dec Jun Applicants notified of decision.
Jan Jul Earliest project start date.


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