The Newton International Fellowships are funded by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to ensure that the UK engages with the world’s most promising early career academics. Newton International Fellowships are awarded jointly by three of the UK’s national research academies – the Royal Society, the British Academy and the Academy of Medical Sciences.
The Fellowships provide an opportunity for some of the most talented post-doctoral researchers working overseas to carry out world-class research in UK institutions across all disciplines of natural sciences and engineering, social science and humanities, and patient orientated research (or clinical research).
The Newton International Fellowship selects the very best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world and offers support for two years (or longer at 0.6 FTE for caring responsibilities). They provide grants of £24,000 (tax-exempt) per annum to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 per annum to cover research expenses, plus a one-off relocation allowance of up to £3,000 (£2,000 for EEA nationals). The Fellowship also provides a contribution to overheads. In addition, Newton International Fellows may be eligible for follow-up funding of up to £6,000 per annum for up to 5 years following the completion of the Fellowship.
The deadline for applications is 27th March 2019 3 PM UK Time.
Further information can be found on the following website https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/newton-international/