Donor: Leverhulme Trust
Application procedure: Concept Note
Donor base: United Kingdom
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 30.000.000£
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 500.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts & Culture
  • Capacity Building
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective

The Leverhulme Trust makes awards for the support of research and education, encompassing all subject areas. They operate grant schemes for research projects (for any topic), fellowships and studentships, major research initiatives as well as arts funding. Applications will be considered in all subject areas except: (1) studies of disease, illness and disabilities in humans and animals; (2) research that is intended to inform clinical practice or the development of medical applications. They exclude these areas because substantial funding is available from other sources for applied medical research; the Trust’s priority is to support investigations of a fundamental nature.

Similarly, because of the availability of alternative sources of funding, the following types of research are also ineligible: (1) research of which advocacy forms an explicit component; (2) policy-driven research where the principal objective is to assemble an evidence base for immediate policy initiatives; (3) research which is aimed principally at an immediate commercial application; (4) projects in which the balance between assembling a data bank or database and the related subsequent research is heavily inclined to the former; and (5) projects in which the main focus is on capacity building, networking, or the development of the skills of those involved.

2) Eligibility

Eligible Institutions are normally UK-based universities or other institutions of higher education, including registered UK-based charities which have research capacity equivalent in standing to that of a university. However, the scheme is also open to institutions or organisations of similar standing in countries where the provision of research funding is seriously limited. Principal Investigators (lead applicants) are not eligible to apply from institutions or organisations located in North America or elsewhere in the European Union.

3) Location

Activities can take place worldwide.

4) Budget

Up to £500,000 over five years is available. Grants cover salaries for research staff engaged on the project and associated costs directly related to the proposed research.

5) Application

Research Project Grants are assessed via a two-stage process. There are no deadlines for outline applications, and their assessment is normally completed within three months. An invitation to progress to the second stage – preparation of a detailed application – will be sent to those whose outline application has been approved. A detailed application is only accessible to applicants once they have received an invitation to progress from the outline stage.

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