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:
- towards travel and subsistence
- for flexible housing accommodation for participants (which is at a premium in Cambridge)
- for Visiting Professors or Visiting Fellows
- for early career researchers – a small donation will enable them to spend a week at the Institute with leaders in the field
- to enhance gender balance and diversity in participation
- for specific workshops
- 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
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
- You may donate to the Isaac Newton Institute online by credit or debit card through the University of Cambridge's secure site
- A form is available for giving by cheque or Direct Debit.
- 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 giving. Please 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, John Toland (+44 (0)1223 335980 / firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nouman Qureshi at Cambridge University Development Office (+44 (0)1223 339982 / email@example.com).
Approximately 70% of the Institute's funding is provided by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under a grant that expires early in 2014. The balance comes from other grants and donations and from income on £6 million of reserves and endowment provided by the University of Cambridge and its Colleges as well as foundations, companies and individuals.
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.
In addition, the Institute is indebted for continuing support from the Cambridge Philosophical Society, the Leverhulme Trust, the London Mathematical Society, PF Charitable Trust and NM Rothschild and Sons.
We are very grateful to the following organisations for their specific support during 2011-12: Autonomy Systems Limited, the Beecroft Charitable Trust, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, ENCRYPT EC Network, the Garfield Weston Foundation, GLC Charitable Trust (with special thanks to Lawrence and Rosemary Staden), Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, Henderson Global Investors, John Templeton Foundation, Lazard Asset Management - UK, Microsoft Research Cambridge, the National Environment Research Council, the National Science Foundation (USA), the Science and Technology Facilities Council and the Turner-Kirk Charitable Trust.
During 2011-12, individuals gave generously in support of our activities: Elena Ambrosiadou, Michael Astor, Iain Bratchie, Howard & Veronika Covington, Mrs Ann and the late Professor Roy Garstang, Clive Humby & Edwina Dunn, Dr Jonathan Hodgson, Steve Mobbs, Tracey Olsen, Sachin Shende, Simon Yun-Farmbrough, David & Elizabeth Wallace as well as donations from individuals who prefer to remain anonymous.
The following have contributed to the success of the Institute:
EPSRC / STFC / NERC / BBSRC / ESRC
Trinity College (Isaac Newton Trust)
NM Rothschild and Sons
University of Cambridge
Dill Faulkes Foundation
St John's College
London Mathematical Society
PF Charitable Trust
Clive Humby and Edwina Dunn
Garfield Weston Foundation
Microsoft Corporation/ Microsoft Research
Clay Mathematics Institute
Howard and Veronika Covington
John Templeton Foundation
Sun Microsystems inc.
Apple Computers Ltd.
David Harding Foundation
Gonville and Caius College
Prudential Corporation plc
GLC Charitable Trust
Henderson Global Investors
Turner-Kirk Charitable Trust
Institute of Physics
National Science Foundation
Cambridge Philosophical Society
David and Elizabeth Wallace
Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Office of Naval Research
European Science Foundation
Medical Research Council
Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
Paul Zucherman Trust
Bank of England
European Molecular Biology Organisation
Applied Probability Trust
Autonomy Systems Limited
British Heart Foundation
British Society of Rheology
Geoffrey I Chapman
Company of Biologists
Corporate members (Financial Mathematics)
David and Mirium Donoho
European Office of Aerospace Research & Development USAF
Roy H Garstang
Roy and Ann Garstang
Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology
International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM)
Julian Schwinger Foundation
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Royal and Sun Alliance
John H Williamson
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences
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