Newton International Fellowships Scheme 2020
The British Academy is now inviting applications to the Newton International Fellowship scheme, which is run jointly with the Royal Society and Academy of Medical Sciences. The application form is now available online on the Flexi-Grant Application system. The deadline for applications is Thursday 26th March 2020, 3pm UK time.
Purpose of the Scheme
The Newton International Fellowships aim to attract the most promising early-career post-doctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of the natural sciences, physical sciences, medical sciences, social sciences, and humanities from around the world. The Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK research institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations.
Applicants must have a PhD or be in the final stages of their PhD and should have no more than seven years of active full-time postdoctoral experience at the time of application. Additionally, applicants must be working outside the UK and not hold UK citizenship. For further information and a full list of eligibility criteria, please consult the scheme notes.
Level of Award
Newton International Fellows will receive an allowance of £24,000 (tax exempt) to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 to cover research expenses in each year of the Fellowship. a one-off payment of up to £3,000 for relocation expenses in year one only (up to £2,000 for EEA Nationals) is also available.
Applicants may also be eligible to receive alumni funding following the tenure of their Fellowship to support networking activities with UK-based researchers.
Applying for this scheme
Applications are available online on the Flexi-Grant application system:
Deadline for submission and organisation approval: Thursday 26 March 2020
Results expected: September 2020
Awards available to start date between 1 October 2020 – 31 March 2021 (preferably the first of the month). FIND OUT MORE