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Isaac Newton Trust

 

The Isaac Newton Trustees have completed their triennial review of funding priorities 2019.

All INT funding programmes were under review and Trustees have agreed some major changes to our programmes, so our terms and/or the details of eligibility have changed.

The main changes are as follows:

Project, Emergency and Equipment Grants

  • These categories have been considered separately over the past three years, but Trustees have now agreed that they should be recombined into a single ‘Research Grant’ category covering applications for research project support, as well as for short-term emergency bridging/underwriting support pending the start of a new grant. We have amended our application coversheet to make arrangements for emergency applications clearer.
  • It will be possible to include small items of equipment or access charges as part of these grants, but there will not be further support for the purchase of large items of equipment.
  • The maximum value of a Research Grant in 2019-20 will be £30k.
  • Applications will be considered in a gathered field in one round per annum, in Michaelmas Term (this being the term in which the majority of applications have been received in recent years);
  • However, applications for emergency bridging/underwriting can be in any of the three Terms, according to the normal timetable.

Full details of Research Grants and how to apply can be found on our updated website at: https://www.newtontrust.cam.ac.uk/ResearchGrants

Strategic grants

  • Over the past three years, a planned mobilisation of unspent income has allowed Trustees to run an annual call and they have made several large grants per annum. These extra resources have now been exhausted, so we will no longer run an annual call.
  • However, Trustees are happy to consider cases of exceptional strategic value to the University on an occasional one-off basis. Potential applicants are asked to contact the Director in the first instance; see https://www.newtontrust.cam.ac.uk/ResearchGrants/resgrantcategories/strategicgrants

INT/College Junior Research Fellowships

  • In addition to contributing to one or two stipendiary JRFs per annum, Trustees have also agreed to offer one or two awards per annum to enable eligible colleges to appoint non-stipendiary science post-doctoral researchers holding fully funded fellowships.
  • Eligibility is to be limited to those Colleges which have been assessed as exempt from making a Contribution to the University under Statute G, Chapter II.

CTO Research Leave

  • Eligibility is to be limited to those Colleges which have been assessed as exempt from making a Contribution to the University under Statute G, Chapter II.

 

Other changes will be notified via the website as the details are finalised.