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ESRC New Investigator Grants Timeline 2018



Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Research Strategy Office sends out restricted call notice

Mon, 12 February

Mon,  14 May

Mon,  1 October

Deadline for Cambridge Internal  Selection

Mon,  26 March

Mon,  25 June

Mon, 12 November

Selection outcome communicated to applicants

Beginning of May

End of July

Before Christmas break

Submission to Cambridge internal peer review (if required or requested)


11 June 


3 October

end of January

(exact date TBA)

Peer reviews forwarded to applicants

Beginning of July

Beginning of November

Beginning of March

Suggested submission to ESRC*

End of July

End of November

End of March

ESRC Research Grant panel




Final decisions expected from ESRC





*Please note that the ESRC submission date is only ‘suggested’, not required. It is recommended that the proposals are submitted by that date in order to be considered at the upcoming ESRC panel (given the approximate 3 months processing time).  Submitting later than the suggested date might mean that the proposal will be considered at a later panel.