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Conditions and Payment Arrangements


  1. the College can demonstrate that the Research Fellowship cannot otherwise be afforded (the Trust does not offer partial funding for an existing Fellowship that a College has routinely funded in full from general endowment);
  2. the College has either secured sufficient funding to supply the rest of the cost or it will use the Trust’s offer to seed fundraising efforts for the remainder of the costs (in the latter case, the Trust’s offer will be conditional on the College providing evidence of matching funding having been secured before the JRF can be advertised; if this condition is not met within two years of the date of the Trust’s offer, the offer will lapse);
  3. the Fellowship should not be tied to specific subjects (the purpose of the Fellowship is primarily to provide a research opportunity for the Fellow rather than to fill teaching needs of the College, so Trust Funds tied to specific subjects will not be suitable matching funding if this would restrict the field of the Fellowship);   
  4. the Research Fellow will normally have the opportunity to teach for up to four hours per week while in Cambridge; however, the teaching arrangement is not a requirement of the Trust and should not be a binding contractual agreement;
  5. any teaching would be remunerated by the College separately - please note that the INT does not help with supervision payments (see ‘College Eligibility’ concerning those Colleges with limited or no requirement for undergraduate teaching);
  6. if the Fellow leaves before the end of his/her tenure, the College should inform the Trust immediately; the Trust will reclaim unused contributions pro rata;
  7. any variation sought in the usual terms and conditions (eg parental leave) should be discussed at the earliest opportunity with the Director;
  8. a final report is required at the end of the grant and any unspent INT grant returned to the Trust;
  9. each eligible College may receive INT financial support for one Research Fellowship at any one time (ie once a fellowship has been awarded, the College will not be eligible for a second award till the present holder has reached the end of his/her tenure, or left the post). However, Colleges who wish to seek a new JRF appointment may apply to the Trust before the current JRF’s end of tenure (at least a year ahead in order to allow for recruitment).
  10. The Trust will pay a proportionate share of the costs of maternity leave according to the policy of the College concerned (please contact the Trust).
  11. In the case of a JRF whose tenure has been extended for a year or more through medical or maternity leave, the College may consult the Director to discuss applying for a new JRF to start before the current holder has completed the third funded year.
  12. ‘Isaac Newton’ or ‘Newton’ should appear in the title of the Fellowship; the Trust has no objection to another name (e.g. of a donor) also appearing in the title to indicate a joint award.

Payment Arrangements:

The College should inform the Trust as soon as possible when any condition of matching funding has been met.

The College should inform the Trust when an appointment has been made and a provide a copy of the c.v. of the selected candidate.

Once the Fellow has taken up the post, the College should send to the Trust a formal invoice for payment of the first annual contribution.  Only one payment can be made in each financial year, so each subsequent invoice should be sent after 31 October annually.

If a Fellow leaves part-way through an academic year, the Trust will seek a refund of the unused portion of the award pro rata, in the usual way.


New office address

We have moved to the University's North West Cambridge Development and are delighted to be sharing office space with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at 105 Eddington Place, Cambridge CB3 1AS.  Our telephone numbers and other contact information have not changed.  

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Forthcoming closing dates

Newton Trust Research Grants (all categories)  The 2017-18  timetable can be found here. The Lent Term round opens in January; the deadline for draft applications is 19 January

College Teaching Officer Research Leave 2018 Round Open.  The deadline for college applications is 2 February 2018

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2018 - internal competition is now OPEN. Internal deadline = 15 January 2018; national deadline = 01 March 2018

Cambridge Humanities Research Grants (CHRGs) 2017-18 Round 1 is now CLOSED - Lent Term 2018 deadline tbc

INT/Schools of Physical Sciences & Technology (start-up grants for new University Lecturers): now CLOSED - closing date was 30 November 2017

INT/Wellcome Trust ISSF/Schools of Biological Sciences and Clinical Medicine (start-up grants for new University Lecturers and PIs) now CLOSED - closing date was 04 December 2017



Trustees' meeting dates

Thursday 15 March 2018 at 4pm

Monday 2 July 2018 at 3pm

Thursday 29 November 2018 at 4pm

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