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If your candidate is successful - managing LECF awards

Setting up the grant

As soon as we know the results,  we will write to you and to the successful candidate to confirm the starting date and salary and set in motion the process of paying the INT contribution.

The Research Office will manage the INT contribution by setting up a grant in the department/faculty/institute.


Leverhulme will contact you annually to ask for the exact amount of the salary + on costs of your 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 Office.

Salary funding cannot be rolled over from year to year, so if the costs exceed the Leverhulme + INT cap towards the end of the grant, you cannot use underspends in the previous year(s) to cover the difference; you will need to fund any such difference 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 your LECF leaves during the course of the award

Please let Leverhulme Trust AND the Isaac Newton Trust know right away so that we can adjust our payments.

We always wish to know what our LECFs do next, so please ask them to make sure they provide us with this information and  final report.


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

If you are approached by an LECF who has been awarded an LECF at another institution and wishes to transfer to Cambridge (and is therefore in need of Cambridge matching funding), please contact the Director.

New office address

We have moved to the University's North West Cambridge Development and are delighted to be sharing office space with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at 105 Eddington Place, Cambridge CB3 1AS.  Our telephone numbers and other contact information have not changed.  

How to find us

Forthcoming closing dates

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2018 - internal competition is now OPEN. Internal deadline = 15 January 2018; national deadline = 01 March 2018

INT/Schools of Physical Sciences & Technology (start-up grants for new University Lecturers): now OPEN - closing date 30 November 2017

INT/Wellcome Trust ISSF/Schools of Biological Sciences and Clinical Medicine (start-up grants for new University Lecturers and PIs) now OPEN - closing date 04 December 2017

Cambridge Humanities Research Grants (CHRGs) 2017-18 Round 1 is now CLOSED - Lent Term 2018 deadline tbc

Newton Trust Research Grants The 2017-18  timetable can be found here. Michaelmas Term 2017 round is now CLOSED; the Lent Term round for Emergency, Project and Equipment Grants will open in early January 2018.

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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