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Deadline: 26 March 2020
Open to: non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK
Benefits: funding for two years

Description

This scheme is jointly run by the British Academy, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society.

Research must be within the Royal Society’s remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. For a full list, please see the breakdown of subject groups and areas supported by the Royal Society.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply you must:

  • have a PhD, or will have a PhD by the time the funding starts
  • have no more than 7 years of active full time postdoctoral experience at the time of application (discounting career breaks, but including teaching experience and/or time spent in industry)
  • be working outside the UK
  • not hold UK citizenship
  • be competent in oral and written English
  • have a clearly defined and mutually-beneficial research proposal agreed with a UK host scientist.

For full details of all eligibility requirements, please read our scheme notes (PDF).

Benefits

The Newton International Fellowships provide funding for two years, covering:

  • subsistence, at a fixed rate of GBP 24,000 per annum
  • research expenses
  • relocation expenses
  • contribution to overheads at UK Host Organisation

Successful applicants may also be eligible to receive annual funding following completion of their fellowship to support networking activities with UK-based researchers.

How to Apply?

Applications for the humanities and social sciences should be made to the British Academy.

Applications for clinical and patient oriented research should be made to the Academy of Medical Sciences.

For more information please check the official web page.

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