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Isaac Newton Trust


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

The Trustees reviewed this programme at their meeting on 02 July 2018 and have agreed that it should now be closed to new applications.

The programme began in 1999 and  provided a useful way into College teaching and social benefits for postdoctoral workers. However, in recent years, there has been a very significant increase in the provision of associations for postdocs in Colleges and interest in the programme has declined significantly. Some data on the history of the Fellowships can be found here.

The Trust will continue to support NTTFs currently in post as follows:

The  Trust pays the College up to £5,000 per annum toward the overheads involved.

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



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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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