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Strategic Research Programmes & Projects

Purpose

  • To enable large, institutional, perhaps interdisciplinary, programmes and projects of strategic value for the promotion of education or research in the University;
  • these grants may be used to help to secure external funding where matching institutional funds are required (but please note that, given our modest resources, the Trust cannot normally be the primary provider of matching funds and other internal and external sources should be thoroughly investigated before turning to the Trust)

Examples of the Trust’s current and recent activities that might fall into this category:

Who can apply

  • Heads of Department/Faculty/Institute, Chairs of Schools, (individually or in combination), the Pro-Vice-Chancellors
  • Applications should be channelled through the relevant Chair(s) of School and/or Pro-Vice-Chancellor

What we are looking for

  • Strategically important projects with strong institutional support from the Chair of School and (where appropriate) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research
  • Where the application is for a research project in a single research area, the quality and vision of the project is important (at least one external referee is needed for such applications)

What we will support

  • Up to 50% of the cost of a project to no more than £1,000,000 in total; where the application is likely to be of strategic importance to the University, evidence of University support, normally in the form of a financial contribution (preferably matching the sum sought from the Trust) would be expected
  • No more than 5 years duration
  • Contributions to RA/research fellow salaries no higher than pt 43 on the single spine
  • Some administrative costs in certain circumstances (ask)
  • Modest contributions to necessary consumables, travel and/or equipment (see also Equipment grants).

Comparative Table

How to apply   Applicants considering making an application in this category are asked to contact the Director in the first instance.

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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