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Format of application

Required documentation for a complete application

Please adhere closely to the format and maximum lengths requested and assemble your application in this order.


Follow the links to access the questionnaire, coversheet and explanatory notes. 

Emergency Grants,

Project Grants,

*Equipment Grants

Strategic Research Programmes & Projects

preliminary round

INT Coversheet & Consent Form



Academic case 

Up to 3 x A4  minimum 10pt 

One side of A4 minimum 10pt

Relevant citations

Up to 1 x A4


 Financial summary

 Summary table + up to 1 x A4 explanation

 Summary table + up to 1 x  A4 explanation

Institutional support

Head of Institution questionnaire (or for IRCs, PVC letter) - needed at DRAFT stage

Chair(s) of School(s) and/or PVC letter - not essential at draft stage, but required for submission of final version

cv(s) of PI and named RA(s)

No more than 3 sides of  A4 each


*In addition, an application for equipment that is not specifically tied to a single project will require an Access Plan.


Please do not send any references with your application. The Head of Department/Chair of School as appropriate should provide the names and contact details of suitable referees as set out in the details relating to each type of grant, and the INT will contact the Referees direct:

Project Grants 4 referees, none of whom from the applicant's department
Emergency Grants as Project Grants
Equipment Grants associated with a specific research project as Project Grants
Equipment Grants for shared use across projects none required
Strategic Grants associated with a specific research project as Project Grant for Preliminary round; additional two external referees needed if invited to submit full application for Final round (Lent Term)
Strategic Grants not associated with a specific research project (eg for set-up costs for a new institute; support for a cohort of interdisciplinary researchers) varies; consult Director (but may be as for Project Grant in Preliminary round; no additional referees required for Final (Lent) round)


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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