A grant from the Leverhulme Trust of £193k for 3½ years from September 2014 has been awarded to Prof. A. J. Welch for the project "An exploration of supraicosahedral non-Wadian molecular architectures". The grant will support a postdoctoral research assistant for 2 years and a PhD student for 3½ years. The project will deliberately target new supraicosahedral metallacarboranes with fewer than the (2n+2) skeletal electrons necessary for a Wadian closo structure, characterising these compounds both spectroscopically and crystallographically.