The Research Project Grants from the Leverhulme Trust provide funding for UK-based researchers to conduct innovative and original research projects. While most disciplines are covered by the grant, the following areas are not funded due to the wide availability of alternative sources of funding: biomedical research for human or animal diseases, research with clinical applications, policy research, and research with direct commercial applicability. The main applicant must be employed by a UK-based research institution. International co-applicants are allowed. The Grant provides 500,000 GBP for up to 5 years. The Grant does not cover institutional overheads. Applicants must first submit an outline before being invited by the Trust to submit a full application; applicants may submit an outline application anytime.