How donations help

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, and include:

    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

Fundraising activities are supported by a Campaign Committee 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.

How you can donate

  • You may donate to the Isaac Newton Institute online by credit or debit card through the University of Cambridge’s secure site
  • You may donate via this form 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 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 / or Gordon Glick (Director of Development — University Strategic Initiatives) at University Development and Alumni Relations (

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 London Mathematical Society (which carries a particular focus on early career researchers based in the UK), NM Rothschild and Sons, Turner-Kirk Charitable Trust 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.

  • ESRC
  • Natural Environment Research Council
  • Science & Technology Facilities Council

Donors who have contributed to the success of the Institute

We are very grateful to the following organisations for their support:

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

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