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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)

Chair(s) of School(s) and/or PVC letter;

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 for Final round
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 round)

 '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.

Forthcoming closing dates

Newton Trust Research Grants (all categories)  - the July 2018  timetable, and forward dates for Michaelmas Term 2018, can be found here.

INT/College Junior Research Fellowships' Application Deadline:  29 June 2018

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

Cambridge Humanities Research Grants (CHRGs) 2018 Lent Term round  is now closed 

Trustees' meeting dates

Monday 2 July 2018 at 3pm

Thursday 29 November 2018 at 4pm

dates for the Lent Term 2019 will be posted following the July meeting

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