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Isaac Newton Trust


The Trust is an exempt charity under the Charities Act 2011 and is regulated by the Office for Students as a connected institution of the University of Cambridge.  It is governed by its Trustees, who are all senior academic members of the University, and administered on a day-to-day basis by the Director and her staff

It receives a generous annual donation from Trinity College, and also has income from its accumulated reserves.  It produces a detailed Annual Report for the University and for Trinity College, and annual accounts

Though most of its funding comes from Trinity College, the Trust is very interested in hearing from others who may wish to support its activities.

Donations to the Trust for research activities are channelled to its Opportunities Fund.  The aim of this fund is to assist the recruitment of young academics who need start-up support in facilities or staff, and to help Faculties to seize funding opportunities for risky or innovative projects which can attract only partial funding from outside Cambridge.   Prospective donors to it are encouraged to contact the Trust for further information.   Please see the relevant tabs for information about our range of research granting activities.



COVID-19: Message from Director

We are exploring with the University and other major funding partners (such as the Leverhulme Trust) what possibilities exist to support our grant holders through this period of exceptional difficulty.  

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