Application timetable

This timetable is for applications for funding for research, development and analysis projects. We have two rounds of grant applications each year. All applications must be received by 5.30pm on the dates below.

May 2018 Trustees' meeting

Outline applications

2 October 2017

Outline applicants informed of decision

By end of November 2017

Full applications

12 January 2018

November 2018 Trustees' meeting

Outline applications

16 March 2018

Outline applicants informed of decision

By end of May 2018

Full applications

6 July 2018


The Nuffield Foundation and Education Endowment Foundation’s call for Development and Early Evaluation of Early Years Interventions

We have partnered with the EEF to call for proposals on pre-trial development and early evaluations in early years interventions.

This call has a separate timetable to that outlined above. The deadline for outline applications is Monday 4 September 2017. All applications must be received by 5.30pm.

If you are interested in applying then please read the funding criteria.

Applications relating to other areas of early years education and childcare are welcome in response to our general call for research, development and analysis projects (see our apply for funding page).