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Setting up the grant

As soon as the INT Office has been sent a copy of the final confirmation of an LECF award by The Leverhulme Trust, INT will write to the successful candidate and copy this letter to the Host Institution and the University’s Research Operations Office to confirm the starting date and salary and set in motion the process of paying the INT contribution.

The Research Operations Office will manage the INT contribution by setting up a grant in the Host Institution.


Leverhulme will contact the Host Institution annually to ask for the exact amount of the salary + on costs of the LECF.  Leverhulme will pay 50% of this (up to their stated cap). The INT should be invoiced for the remaining 50% - this is currently managed by the Research Operations Office.

Salary funding cannot be rolled over from year to year.  If the costs exceed the Leverhulme + INT cap towards the end of the grant, underspends from previous year(s) cannot be used to cover the difference.  Funds need to be found from another source.

If any funding remains in the INT grant at the end of the LECF, this must be returned to the INT.

Research Support

Leverhume offer research support to their Fellows. This funding belongs to the LECF and can be rolled over from one year to the next.  INT does not offer any contribution to research funding.

If the Leverhulme Early Career Fellow leaves during the course of the award

Please notify the Leverhulme AND the Isaac Newton Trusts immediately so that payments can be adjusted.

Make sure that Fellows provide INT with information about their new appointment and a final report.


Please note that the INT contribution cannot be transferred to another university for the completion of an LECF elsewhere.

If an LECF who has been awarded their fellowship from another university wishes to transfer to Cambridge (and is therefore in need of Cambridge matching funding), please contact the Senior Administrator.


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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