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Sir Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Supporting the Institute

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

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

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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.

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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, John Toland (+44 (0)1223 335980 / or Nouman Qureshi at Cambridge University Development Office (+44 (0)1223 766 200 /

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
Anonymous Donation
Dill Faulkes Foundation
St John's College
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
British Aerospace
Rolls Royce
Thriplow Trust
Autonomy Systems Limited
British Gas
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

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
Richard Clarke
Company of Biologists
Corporate members (Financial Mathematics)
Thomas W Cusick
David and Mirium Donoho
DSM (Netherlands)
European Office of Aerospace Research & Development USAF
Roy H Garstang
Roy and Ann Garstang
GlaxoSmithKline/SmithKline Beecham
Harlequin Software
Jonathan Hodgson
Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology
International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM)
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

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences
20 Clarkson Road, Cambridge, CB3 0EH, U.K.
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 335999 Fax: +44 (0)1223 330508

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