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Q:  Can I make more than one application at Cambridge?  (make an application via more than one University of Cambridge host institution)

Yes, you can apply through more than one University of Cambridge Host Institution but if both Host Insitutions put you forward for the internal competition, the School Panel will see the duplication and can only select one of your applicationsFor more information see >

Q : I have been appointed to a lectureship and need to resign from my LECF - what do I need to do?

Congratulations! Inform both the Leverhulme Trust and the INT right away, giving the last date on which you will be a LECF.

AND ask your institutional administrator to contact the Research Office to close your INT LECF account on that date and settle up with any refunds due to the Isaac Newton Trust  for unused salary contributions already invoiced.

Q : what is the INT's policy on parental leave?

The Leverhulme Trust have recently revised their parental policy and for Early Career Fellows will cover 50% of the additional net costs during the period of leave. The Isaac Newton Trust will match the Leverhulme's contribution. Please make sure you:

  • inform Leverhulme Trust as soon as it is known that parental leave is needed
  • send INT a copy of the response of the Leverhulme Trust to your request and an estimate of the amount needed (consult your Host Institution's administrator); AND
  • send a copy of the email from Leverhulme confirming the amount as soon as it is available (this may be after leave has been completed.)

Q : can I transfer my INT matching funding for a Leverhulme ECF to another institution in the UK?

No - each host institution is responsible for raising its own matching funding

Q : if I transfer my LECF awarded at another UK institution to Cambridge, will INT provide matching funding

Normally, yes, but please consult the Senior Administrator before making firm plans.

Q : can I apply for funding for training?

Yes - The Leverhulme Trust offers training support for its Fellows.  The INT does not offer training support.

Q : I am currently or have held a stipendiary JRF at a Cambridge/Oxford College - am I eligible to apply?

No - Applicants must not yet have held a full-time permanent academic post in a UK university or comparable UK institution, nor may Fellows hold such a post concurrently with the Early Career Fellowship. 

Q : If I hold or have held a NON-stipendiary JRF at a Cambridge/Oxford College - am I eligible to apply?

A non-stipendiary JRF is not a job but an honorarium, so make sure that is very clear in your application.  A non-stipendiary JRF may be eligible to apply but it depends on the nature of the job that pays your salary.  You will need to check this with the Leverhulme Trust to be absolutely sure.


INT Funding Rounds

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2022:

Leverhulme Trust Final Application Deadline: 24 February 2022, 4pm

Candidates notified by the Leverhulme Trust:  May 2022

INT Emergency & Strategic Grants Lent Term 2022:

Emergency & Fellowship Support FINAL Application Deadline:  28 January 2022

Strategic Preliminary Round Application Deadline:  18 February 2022

Trustees' Meeting Dates

Tuesday 15 March 2022

Thursday 7 July 2022

Thursday 24 November 2022

Our Awards

The Trust has provided support for research projects across the University, as well as making major interventions to enable strategic projects that offer considerable long-term benefit to the University since 1988.

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