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During and after the award

Any request for a variation of terms arising during the grant (eg a no-cost extension, maternity, your RA leaves etc), must be discussed in advance with the Director. The Trustees will not normally entertain requests for an increase in the amount of grants.

The Director should be consulted before viring funds between different cost headings of the grant; no more than 10% of the grant may be vired in this way.

Successful applicants should acknowledge the grant from the Trust in any publications resulting from work supported by the Trust and display the Trust’s logo wherever appropriate.

A report is required at the end of the project, and sometimes beforehand.

Repayment of all or part of the grant may be required by the Trust if the conditions attaching to the grant have not been fulfilled.

At the end of the grant, any unspent grant is returned to the Trust for the benefit of future applicants.

In the case of grants made to University Departments, the Trust has agreed that its ownership of Intellectual Property Rights will be vested in the University. In return the University will pay the Trust a share of any income arising from the project on an agreed pro rata basis. Payments made by the University to the investigator and his or her Department under its revenue-sharing scheme will be based on the University’s net share of any income. Any negotiations about IPR will be handled by Cambridge Enterprise.

Terms & Conditions FAQ

My project has been held up due to circumstances beyond our control - can I seek an extension to my grant?

The Trustees will consider a case for making a no-cost extension where the project has been held up for good reason.

My RA has been on maternity/sick leave - does the Trust grant cover this?

Where the Trust makes a grant for the support of a specific research project, even if that involves contributing to the salary costs of a research associate, the Trust will make no further contribution to cover the costs of any maternity or medical leave, provision for which remains the responsibility of the applicant's own institution. The Trustees will however consider applications for no-cost extensions to accommodate parental or sick leave.

I have cash left over at the end of the grant. Can I use this to extend the work (ie can I ask for a no-cost extension in these circumstances)?

No, the grant is for the purpose and duration set out in the offer, unless there has been disruption - see the two questions above). The balance should be returned to the Trust, where it will be recycled into new grants.




to our Trustees Sir Gregory Winter, jointly awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern, on the award of the 2018 Balzan Prize for her contributions in Social Anthropology.

Trustees' meeting dates

Thursday 29 November 2018 at 4pm

Thursday 14 March 2019 at 4pm

Thursday 4 July 2019 at 3pm

Forthcoming closing dates

Newton Trust Research Grants (all categories)  - the 2018-2019 timetable may be found here.

Cambridge Humanities Research Grants (CHRGs) 2018 Michaelmas Term round  is now open (deadline 12 November)

The Leverhulme Trust has announced its Early Career Fellowships competition for 2019; the internal Cambridge competition details will be announced by the end of October.

 'So thrilled about this grant. It's a wonderful scheme to boost young post-docs.

 Thank-you Newton!'



Our first Fellows' Day, for early career research fellows partially funded by the Trust, was held on 14 June, with a series of fascinating talks by 15 of our Leverhulme ECF, Humboldt, ESRC and Max-Cam Fellows, followed by networking over drinks.

Recent deadlines

College Teaching Officer Research Leave - the 2018 Round is now closed.

INT/Schools of Physical Sciences & Technology (start-up grants for new University Lecturers) - the 2018 round is now closed

INT/Wellcome Trust ISSF/Schools of Biological Sciences and Clinical Medicine (start-up grants for new University Lecturers and PIs) - the 2018 round is now closed

INT/College Junior Research Fellowships - has now closed for October 2019 starts

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