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A small number of research grants, each of up to £500k in total, for up to 5 years duration (total funds available in 2023 = £500k).

There is one call per annum, in Lent Term, for a preliminary round; selected applications are asked to submit a full application in Easter Term.


  • Institutional, perhaps interdisciplinary, programmes and projects of strategic value to the University for the promotion of education or research and supported a Pro-Vice-Chancellor or Chair of School
  • Normally aiming to secure a major grant from an external funding body, but may also enable significant University funding
  • The INT grant should demonstrably secure intellectual and/or financial capital by unlocking an opportunity that would otherwise not be available to the University.

Examples of the Trust’s recent Strategic Grants:

Eligible costs

  • PDRA salary costs up to pt 44
  • Technician or other support costs only if specifically required by the subject of the project
  • small contributions to the purchase or hire costs of new equipment if essential, integral and dedicated to this specific research project

See On Costs section of University Salary Scales

Who can apply

  • The named applicant should be a Head of Department or Chair of School.

How to apply

If you are considering making an application in this category please contact the Director in the first instance.

Trustees' Meeting Dates

Thursday 11 July 2024

Thursday 21 November 2024

Thursday 13 March 2025


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