These collaborations enable a Principal Investigator based in the UK to lead a research project where its successful completion is dependant on the participation of relevant overseas institutions. A significant research theme must be identified at the outset which requires for its successful treatment international collaboration between one or more UK universities, and two or more overseas institutions (up to a maximum of seven institutions in total). Networks should be newly constituted collaborations. Applicants should provide an explicit statement as to why a network is the most appropriate format for addressing the chosen research theme. Full justification should be given for the involvement of all participants, with each participant bringing specific – and stated – expertise which can directly contribute to the success of the project. Details of the proposed methodology for the research project should be provided at the outset, as well as a clear indication of the anticipated outcomes (publications, websites), and of the dissemination strategy to be adopted.
Value and Duration
Typically, the value of an award is normally up to £125,000, the activities involved lasting for up to three years.
Eligible Research Areas
The Trust welcomes applications for research in any academic discipline. However, the following guidelines are drawn to the attention of potential applicants:
- Because of the substantial funding available from other sources for medical research, the Trust does not fund research which is of direct relevance to clinicians, medical professionals and/or the pharmaceutical industry.
- Similarly, because of the availability of alternative sources of funding, the Trust does not fund policy-driven research where the principal objective is to assemble an evidence base for immediate policy initiatives.
- The Trust will not fund applications for research of which advocacy forms an explicit component.
- The Trust does not support research which is aimed principally at an immediate commercial application.
- The Trust will not fund applications in which the balance between assembling a data bank or database and the related subsequent research is heavily inclined to the former.
- The Trust does not fund applications in which the main focus is on capacity building, networking, or the development of the skills of those involved.
Specific attention is paid to the reasons given by applicants in justifying their choice of the Trust as the most appropriate agency for the support of their project. Applicants are therefore strongly advised to consult the statement on the Leverhulme Trust’s approach to grant-making.
If applicants are uncertain about eligibility, they are encouraged to telephone or email the Trust before submitting an application.
Please read the following before submitting an application.
If your query has not been answered in these pages please contact Nicola Thorp (020 7042 9872).
Transnational perspectives on women's art, feminism and curating. Dr Lara Perry, University of Brighton was awarded an International Network grant in March 2010; providing £56,839 over 18 months. Angels of Anarchy: Women Artists and Surrealism at Manchester Art Gallery, 26 September 2009 (image © Manchester City Galleries).
Questioning the Tree of Life. Professor John A Dupré, University of Exeter was awarded an International Network grant in 2008; providing £71,619 over 24 months. Ernst Haeckel’s monophyletic tree of organisms, 1866.