The Leverhulme Trust – Project Grant Advice

Leverhulme-TrustThe Leverhulme Trust has released guidance to help support applicants in their project grant applications. The guidance pinpoints several areas that applicants often get wrong when submitting their proposals to The Leverhulme Trust. These are as follows:

  • Applicants should only use their institutional email address, personal addresses are not allowable.
  • Principal and co-applicants cannot claim for direct salary costs for themselves nor be a consultant, research assistant, local researcher or PhD student. (In other words, you can only claim for teaching replacement and the employment of Research Assistants).
  • There must be at least one research assistant, local researcher or PhD student working for at least 50% in each year of the grant.
  • Percentages must be based on the time spent on the project as a whole, not yearly. For example a research assistant working on a project for 100% would need to have 100% salary costs in every year, not just one.
  • Replacement teaching must not exceed 33% on any grant, this equals a third of the time of any project, e.g. 1 year on a 3 year grant.
  • Consultants must be named and be crucial to the project, they cannot claim a salary only a reasonable fee.
  • If you are requesting administration/secretarial/technician/technical assistance then this must be listed under associated costs.
  • We do not provide funding for setting up a conference, only to attend ones relevant to the research being undertaken.
  • Associated costs such as travel, subsistence and accommodation can only be provided for those listed on the application (e.g. principal applicant, co-applicant/s, research assistants, local researchers, PhD students and consultants).

Please also note that Outline applications have no deadlines.

Please contact your Funding Development Officer if you intend to submit an application to The Leverhulme Trust. You can find your Funding Development Officer here.