Research Project Grants (UK researchers)

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 Grants provide 500,000 GBP over a period of 5 years. Applicants must first submit an outline before being invited by the Trust to submit a full application, for which there are three closing dates each year: on March 21, September 1 and December 1.


Full-application closing date: 

March 21, 2022

Grant type:

Research Grant

Grant duration:

Up to 5 years

Grant amount:

500,000 GBP

Recipient qualification:

Any doctoral degree

Recipient citizenship:


Host location:

United Kingdom