Overview of timing

Overview of timing

The Wolfson Foundation runs two funding rounds each year, a Spring and Autumn round. For most programme areas, the key dates are:

Spring round
Stage 1 applications: accepted no later than 5 January
Stage 2 applications: deadline 1 March
Funding decision: June

Autumn round
Stage 1 applications: accepted no later than 1 July
Stage 2 applications: deadline 1 September
Funding decision: December

Please note that there may be a cap on the number of applications that are invited for each funding round and it is therefore advisable to submit your application well in advance of the Stage 1 deadline dates. Applications received before the Stage 1 deadline may be deferred until a later funding round if the current one is over-subscribed.

Grants are not made retrospectively, and so your project must be ongoing at the time that a funding decision is made (i.e. June or December).

Secondary Education

Our Secondary Education programme operates to a slightly different timetable.

Spring round
Stage 1 applications: deadline 10 January
Stage 2 applications: deadline 15 February 
Funding decision: June

Autumn round
Stage 1 applications: deadline 10 June
Stage 2 applications: deadline 15 July 
Funding decision: December

Please note that the Secondary Education programme operates a cap on the number of applications that are invited for each funding round.

Grants are not made retrospectively, and so your project must be ongoing at the time that a funding decision is made (i.e. June or December).