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Support INI

The Institute depends upon donations as well as research grants, to support the world class research undertaken by participants in its programmes. The needs are diverse:

  1. towards travel and subsistence
  2. for flexible housing accommodation for participants (which is at a premium in Cambridge)
  3. for Visiting Professors or Visiting Fellows
  4. for early career researchers – a small donation will enable them to spend a week at the Institute with leaders in the field
  5. to enhance gender balance and diversity in participation
  6. for specific workshops
  7. and above all, so that the Scientific Steering Committee has the freedom to select the best programmes across all of mathematics and its applications, spanning astrophysics to zoology, including bio- and medical-sciences, climate change, cosmology, elementary particles & string theory, and quantitative finance

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Fundraising activities are supported by a Development Board comprising leading figures in academia, industry and commerce.

The Institute has developed a number of Case Studies which highlight the breadth of impact and the pervasive value of the mathematical sciences including economic or social benefit and influence on government policy.

Further information about the work of the Institute is available in our Information Brochure


How to Donate

  1. You may donate to the Isaac Newton Institute online by credit or debit card through the University of Cambridge's secure site

  2. A Form is available for giving by cheque or Direct Debit.

  3. US tax payers may donate to Cambridge in America, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organisation and qualify for an income tax deduction. You can give direct or find further guidance at Cambridge in America givingPlease state when making your gift that you would like your donation to support the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

The University has charitable status and so donations made to it or its constituent parts, including the Institute, may attract tax relief. For UK tax payers this is available under Gift Aid.

All donors will be acknowledged formally in the Institute’s Annual Report (unless anonymity is preferred). The Institute offers recognition in various ways, including naming opportunities.  If you would like to discuss these or other aspects of supporting our work, please do not hesitate to contact the Director (+44 (0)1223 335980 / director[at][dot]uk) or Glen Whitehead at University Development and Alumni Relations (+44 (0)1223 330112 / gw366[at][dot]uk).

Thank you.

Current Support

In addition to substantial funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Institute is indebted for continuing support from the Cambridge Philosophical Society, the Leverhulme Trust, the London Mathematical Society, PF Charitable Trust, NM Rothschild and Sons, and the University of Cambridge.

Trinity College (through the Isaac Newton Trust) has committed more than £2 million over the lifetime of the Institute. St John's College, which owns the Institute's building, provided a rental subsidy of £750,000 to cover most of the first 5 years' rent. The building has now been leased to the University of Cambridge, which allows the Institute to use it rent-free.

We are very grateful to the following organisations for their specific support during 2012-13: the Biochemical Society, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Clay Mathematics Institute, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the Economic and Social Research Council, European Research Council, the Garfield Weston Foundation, GLC Charitable Trust (with special thanks to Lawrence and Rosemary Staden), Henderson Global Investors, John Templeton Foundation, Julian Schwinger Foundation, International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM), Lazard Asset Management - UK, Microsoft Research Cambridge, the National Environment Research Council, the Science and Technology Facilities Council and the Turner-Kirk Charitable Trust.

During 2012-13, individuals gave generously in support of our activities: Elena Ambrosiadou, Michael Astor, Iain Bratchie, David Chillingworth, Richard Clarke, Howard & Veronika Covington, Thomas W Cusick, Mrs Ann and the late Professor Roy Garstang, Clive Humby & Edwina Dunn, Dr Jonathan Hodgson, Steve Mobbs, Tracey Olsen, Richard Saldanha, Sachin Shende, Ian Simm, Simon Yun-Farmbrough, David & Elizabeth Wallace, Mark Williams as well as donations from individuals who prefer to remain anonymous.

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The following have contributed to the success of the Institute:


  • Trinity College (Isaac Newton Trust)
  • NM Rothschild and Sons
  • University of Cambridge
  • European Union
  • Leverhulme Trust
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Anonymous Donation
  • Dill Faulkes Foundation
  • St John's College
  • NATO
  • CNRS
  • London Mathematical Society
  • Simons Foundation
  • Rosenbaum Foundation
  • PF Charitable Trust
  • Clive Humby and Edwina Dunn
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Microsoft Corporation / Microsoft Research
  • Clay Mathematics Institute
  • Henderson Global Investors
  • Howard and Veronika Covington
  • GLC Charitable Trust
  • John Templeton Foundation
  • Sun Microsystems inc.
  • Apple Computers Ltd.
  • Gonville and Caius College
  • Prudential Corporation plc
  • David Harding Foundation
  • Turner-Kirk Charitable Trust
  • Institute of Physics
  • National Science Foundation
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Meteorological Office
  • Nuffield Foundation
  • Cambridge Philosophical Society
  • David and Elizabeth Wallace
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
  • BNP Paribas
  • Anonymous Donation
  • Hamish Maxwell
  • Office of Naval Research
  • European Science Foundation
  • Emmanuel College
  • Jesus College
  • Medical Research Council
  • Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
  • Schlumberger
  • British Aerospace
  • Rolls Royce
  • Thriplow Trust
  • Autonomy Systems Limited
  • British Gas
  • DERA
  • Magnox Electric
  • Paul Zucherman Trust
  • Steve Mobbs
  • William Craig
  • Anonymous Donation
  • Nomura Corporation
  • Bank of England
  • Michael Astor
  • Iain Bratchie
  • European Molecular Biology Organisation
  • Elena Ambrosiadou
  • Applied Probability Trust
  • Benfield Greig
  • Trinity College
  • Unilever


  • Ove Arup
  • Adrian Beecroft
  • Astronomical Society
  • Michael Atiyah
  • Biochemical Society
  • British Airways
  • British Heart Foundation
  • British Society of Rheology
  • British Petroleum
  • Geoffrey I Chapman
  • David Chillingworth
  • Cisco
  • Richard Clarke
  • Company of Biologists
  • Compugen
  • Corporate members (Financial Mathematics)
  • Thomas W Cusick
  • David and Mirium Donoho
  • DSM (Netherlands)
  • ENCRYPT EC Network
  • European Office of Aerospace Research & Development USAF
  • Roy H Garstang
  • Roy and Ann Garstang
  • GlaxoSmithKline/SmithKline Beecham
  • Harlequin Software
  • Jonathan Hodgson
  • IBM
  • Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology
  • Intel
  • International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM)
  • JMP
  • JRC Ispra
  • Julian Schwinger Foundation
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Lazard Asset Management - UK
  • Duncan McInnes
  • Tracey Olsen
  • Robert Parry
  • Royal and Sun Alliance
  • Richard Saldanha
  • Sachin Shende
  • Ian Simm
  • William Smith
  • Adrian Weller
  • John H Williamson
  • Michael Wilson
  • Simon Yun-Farmbrough


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