The Nuffield Foundation is a charitable trust whose aim is to improve social well-being in the widest sense, primarily by funding research and innovation in education and social policy and committed to funding programmes to build longer-term capacity in education and social science research. There are several programmes that are open to funding applications for research and innovation projects. Children and Families, Early Years Education and Childcare, Economic Advantage and Disadvantage, Education, Finances of Ageing, Law in Society, or Open Door.

Research and innovation grants normally range in size from £10,000 up to £350,000, with most lying between £50,000 and £200,000. In exceptional circumstances it is possible to receive grants larger than £350,000. Most projects funded are four years in duration but occasionally consider proposals that have a longer timescale - please follow the link to the guide for details of what is excluded.


Funding is only available to organisations inside the UK, however applications for collaborative projects involving overseas partners will be considered but must be led by a UK organisation.


To apply for funding you must first submit an Outline application or will be invited to submit a full application.

For full terms and conditions please read the guide for applicants or visit the Nuffield Foundation Law in Society website for contact details


Funder Deadline - outline application18th April 2016
Research Services Deadline11th April 2016
Law Faculty Deadline for first draft, first review28th March 2016
Law Faculty Deadline for initial expression of interest17th March 2016