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The usual route for obtaining references is for the INT to obtain the names and contact details of four referees from the Head of the host institution via the Head of Department’s support form as follows:

A  Independent peer reviewers

  • two experts from outside the Department/Faculty,
  • at least one of whom should be from outside the University; 
  • who should not have been co-authors of papers, co-editors of projects, or co-applicants for grants with any member of the application team during the last five years

B  Unrestricted reviewers

  • two additional referees from outside the Department/Faculty;
  • there is no restriction on their academic relationship with the applicants. 

The applicant should not provide references from these individuals; the INT will take up the references direct.

For Research Project Grants, the INT will accept up to two reviews of the SAME project from an application to a UKRI or other major funding body, in the place of two references in class A. These should be submitted with the application.

Strategic Grants

References are not required for Strategic Grants at the preliminary application stage. The INT Director will discuss the requirements for final applications with successful applicants.

Reference Confidentiality

References remain confidential to the Trustees and will be destroyed after the decision has been made whether or not to fund the application.

See also:  Personal Data

INT Funding Rounds

Research Grants including Emergencies

Lent Term 2023 Round Application Deadlines

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2023

University's Research Operations Office Deadlines:  16 or 21 February 2023. 

Make sure that you check with your Department's Research Grant Administration about internal deadlines well in advance of the Leverhulme Trust's final deadline.

Leverhulme Trust Final Application Deadline:  23 February 2023, 4pm

Candidates notified by the Leverhulme Trust:  May 2023.

For Colleges

Widening Participation & Induction Fund

Deadline for College Applications:  5pm on Wednesday 1 February 2023

Trustees' Meeting Dates

Tuesday 14 March 2023

Wednesday 5 July 2023

Thursday 23 November 2023

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