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Newton Trust Teaching Fellowships

About the Newton Trust Teaching Fellowships* programme

*formerly known as Time-limited Teaching Fellowships (TLTF)

*** Please note:  This Programme is currently under review ***

The Trust makes grants available to eligible Colleges to encourage them to elect early career postdoctoral researchers to Newton Trust Teaching Fellowships. Up to 30 Newton Trust Teaching Fellows are in post at any one time. The  Trust pays the College up to £5,000 per annum toward the overheads involved.

The programme aims to strengthen the undergraduate supervision system at those Colleges with smaller endowment by providing additional resources.  It is also a means of helping to integrate some of the many postdoctoral researchers in Cambridge into College life and give them experience of small-group teaching. It is aimed particularly at assisting those who have only recently taken up a postdoctoral position in Cambridge to find a College association.


Each grant is renewable for up to four years, as long as the applicant continues to be a Fellow and is still in receipt of a postdoctoral salary provided wholly or mainly for research.  The funding of the postdoctoral position may change without affecting the case for renewal, but, if a Fellow is appointed to a position of teaching or administrative responsibility in the University, then the appointment will not be renewed unless a special case can be made.

For circumstances under which a Newton Trust Teaching Fellowship would lapse, see 'Conditions'

Eligible Colleges


How to Apply