Frequently Asked Questions

Guidance on budgeting for salary, research and associated costs, and responses to the most frequent questions from applicants for research grants

The pages in this section provide responses to some of the most frequent questions from applicants. We recommend that you read these before beginning an application. Please pay particular attention to the sections on putting together a budget.

The frequently asked questions concerning research funding are divided into three themes:

The Leverhulme Trust does not offer funding for postgraduate and undergraduate degrees in the UK*

Its sister charity, Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust, awards bursaries to "UK university students, who are in financial need, and whose parent or spouse is a commercial traveller, grocer or chemist". See

*The Leverhulme Trust's Study Abroad Studentships offer support to postgraduates studying anywhere outside the UK except the US.