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Matching Funding requirements

In general, the Trust attaches great importance to a project's ability to gain external funding. This is partly to attract funding to the University wherever possible, but also because this often can be a measure of the project’s quality and/or strategic importance. 

In principle, therefore, the great majority of Trust grants are conditional upon raising funds from sources outside Cambridge of at least the amount of the Trust’s grant.

The Trustees are willing to consider requests to vary or even set aside this condition in some circumstances, especially for an application for bridging funding (Emergency Grant).

However, for applications without external funds, the Trust will normally expect the Department to make a significant contribution (of about 50% of the total cost).

FAQs – Matching Funding

In what circumstances would the Trust vary or waive this requirement?

An early-career academic without access to external funding could make such a request.

Do Department funds count?

Only for salary components or for essential consumables to be used in the project. 

Does the matching funding have to be explicitly for this project?

Yes, it must relate to the specific project applied for and cannot be retrospective. Funding left over from previous projects does not qualify.

Must I have secured matching funding before applying to the Trust?

Although it is helpful if applicants have secured matching funding before making an application to the Trust, this is not a requirement. However, where matching funds are required, we will confirm our grant only after we receive written evidence of the matching funding having been granted.

If you have other questions on this topic, please contact the Trust.

We will add to these notes and FAQs periodically

Congratulations

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!'

 

INT FELLOWS' DAY 2018

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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