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The Trust accepts applications from the Host Institutions listed.

Applications are submitted to the relevant Host Institution in the first instance.

Matching funding requirements 2023

The INT recognises that even the new maximum salary funding available under 50:50 share between the Trusts will not be sufficient to meet the salary + on-costs for most LECFs appointed in 2023-24. INT Trustees do not wish any Faculty or Department to feel unable to submit applicants to the internal competition because they would be unable to meet this shortfall.

INT therefore requests that Hosts tell us, when completing the costing for their candidates whether they are able to meet the shortfall in full or in part (NB this must not come from public funds) or that they will need help with meeting the shortfall. The INT is willing to underwrite the shortfall at the point of application for all candidates selected to go forwards to the national competition where the host is unable to cover this in full.

Your internal nominations process

You will need to set a suitable deadline for receipt of applications from candidates to work in your institution.

In view of the extreme competitiveness of the Leverhulme Fellowships:

  • only forward to the Trust those applications who have the strongest chance of success;
  • please submit no more than two candidates.

Submitting the application to Isaac Newton Trust

The deadline for receipt by the Trust is 9 January 2023.  Late applications will not be considered.

You will be informed of the outcome within four weeks, so that the result will be known in good time for the national application deadline for the Leverhulme Trust (23 February 2023).  Please note that your Host Institution may need you to complete your final application before this deadline.

Please send a single pdf for each selected candidate, with the required documents in the order listed below, to:  administrator@newtontrust.cam.ac.uk

Applications to the Isaac Newton Trust should consist of:

  1. host checklist to include estimates of the salary + on costs for the three years of the award (needed by INT for budgeting purposes)  ***Note the new requirement to tell INT whether you can cover the shortfall in costs in full (or in part) from non-public sources, or request that INT underwrites the shortfall ***
  2. the application materials submitted by the selected candidate (a coversheet, cv, list of publications, two statements of research (a statement of current research, and, the research the candidate intends to undertake as an LECF)
  3. two references sent directly to you from referees nominated by the applicant (our requirements for who can be a referee etc are the same as for the Leverhulme’s national round – see Early Career Fellowships Application Help Notes 2023 except that we don’t require a third referee at this stage.)
  4. your score sheet (questionnaire) for the candidate (needed for the internal competition only)
  5. a covering letter from the Head of the Host Institution indicating:
  • the names of your top (up to two) candidates in rank order
  • the total number of applications received
  • information on how the ranking has been produced (e.g. by your own ranking committee)

The Trust will check the eligibility of applicants under the Leverhulme rules and pass eligible applications to the relevant academic committee. These committees comprise senior academics representing the Schools and will nominate candidates for an INT award.

INT Funding Rounds

Research Grants including Emergencies

Lent Term 2023 Round Application Deadlines

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2023

Candidates apply to their Host Institution by the deadline set by the Head of that Institution

For Colleges

Widening Participation & Induction Fund

Deadline for College Applications:  5pm on Wednesday 1 February 2023

Trustees' Meeting Dates

Thursday 24 November 2022

Tuesday 14 March 2023

Wednesday 5 July 2023

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