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Matching Funding requirements

In general, the Trust attaches great importance to a project's ability to gain external funding. This is partly to attract funding to the University wherever possible, but also because this often can be a measure of the project’s quality and/or strategic importance. 

In principle, therefore, the great majority of Trust grants are conditional upon raising funds from sources outside Cambridge of at least the amount of the Trust’s grant.

The Trustees are willing to consider requests to vary or even set aside this condition in some circumstances, especially for an application for bridging funding (Emergency Grant).

However, for applications without external funds, the Trust will normally expect the Department to make a significant contribution (of about 50% of the total cost).

FAQs – Matching Funding

In what circumstances would the Trust vary or waive this requirement?

An early-career academic without access to external funding could make such a request.

Do Department funds count?

Only for salary components or for essential consumables to be used in the project. 

Does the matching funding have to be explicitly for this project?

Yes, it must relate to the specific project applied for and cannot be retrospective. Funding left over from previous projects, do not qualify.

Must I have secured matching funding before applying to the Trust?

Although it is helpful if applicants have secured matching funding before making an application to the Trust, this is not a requirement. However, where matching funds are required, we will confirm our grant only after we receive written evidence of the matching funding having been granted.

If you have other questions on this topic, please contact the Trust.

We will add to these notes and FAQs periodically

Forthcoming closing dates

Newton Trust Research Grants The Easter Term 2017 round closes today 26 May.  Please note that we have new instructions for applicants -  see the Research Grants tab for details.

 

TLTFs & JRFs 2017

Time-Limited Teaching Fellowships 2017: Colleges' application deadline: Friday 23 June 2017

INT/College Junior Research Fellowships: Colleges' application deadline: Friday 30 June 2017 (NB the January round has been withdrawn, so this is now the only application round for these awards).

Details are circulated to eligible Colleges during April.

Trustees' meeting dates

Thursday 6 July 2017 at 3pm

Thursday 30 November 2017 at 4pm

Thursday 15 March 2018 at 4pm

Wednesday 4 July 2018 at 3pm

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