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Newton Trust Time-Limited Teaching Fellowships

About the TLTF programme

The Trust makes grants available to certain Colleges to encourage them to elect young postdoctoral researchers to Time-Limited Teaching Fellowships. Up to 30 Newton TLTF appointments are in post at any one time. The  Trust pays the College up to £5,000 per annum toward the overheads involved.

The scheme aims to strengthen the undergraduate supervision system at these Colleges, thereby helping to produce a more even playing field across the Colleges. It is also a means of helping to integrate some of the many postdoctoral researchers in Cambridge into College life and give them experience of small-group teaching.

Application round 2016

Closing date: 24 June 2016

The Director writes to the  Heads of House and Senior Tutors of eligible Colleges in May/June to advise them of the application details.

Eligible Colleges

Terms and Conditions

The conditions attaching to the award of a grant by the Newton Trust towards Time-Limited Teaching Fellowships are:

  • the individual should be elected to a Teaching Fellowship at a College within three years of beginning a post-doctoral career;
  • (s)he should undertake at least four hours per week of supervision (ie 80 hours per annum);
  • the sum paid by the Trust will be reduced pro-rata in the event that fewer than 80 hours' supervision are undertaken over the course of the academic year;
  • a TLTF grant starts in October and  may be renewed for up to four years in all, providing:
  • (s)he continues to hold their present post-doctoral position;
  • (s)he continues to hold their Fellowship.