The Leverhulme Trust was established in 1925 under the Will of the First Viscount Leverhulme with the instruction that its resources should be used to support "scholarships for the purposes of research and education." It is currently offering funding for research project grants and study abroad fellowships.
Research Project Grants (apply anytime)
The aim of these awards is to provide financial support for innovative and original research projects of high quality and potential, the choice of theme and the design of the research lying entirely with the applicant (the Principal Investigator). The grants provide support for the salaries of research staff engaged on the project, plus associated costs directly related to the research proposed.
Study Abroad Fellowships (closing date 01 November 2012)
Designed to support a period overseas in a stimulating academic environment. These differ from the Trust's Research Fellowships in that the awards support a range of activities other than straight-forward research (e.g. the exchange of ideas, the development of new lines of research and collaborative ventures). The maximum value of a Fellowship is £22,000. Eligible costs include: reasonable replacement cover whilst the Fellow is overseas; travel to and within the overseas country or countries; a maintenance grant to meet the increased expense of living overseas; and essential research costs.
For more information and how to apply please visit here