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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 does 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 has now closed.  The Michaelmas Term round will open in early October for late November decisions. Please note that we have new instructions for applicants -  see the Research Grants tab for details.

 

Trustees' meeting dates

Thursday 30 November 2017 at 4pm

Thursday 15 March 2018 at 4pm

Monday 2 July 2018 at 3pm

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