Newton International Fellowships 2020 Notification
The official notification for Newton International Fellowships 2020 has been released. Interested and eligible candidates are requested to go through the details given below:
Newton International Fellowships
These fellowships are intended for non-UK early-stage scientists in their scientific careers and who wish to conduct research in the UK. The British Academy, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society collectively administer this scheme.
Research must fall within the scope of natural sciences of the Royal Society, which comprises, but is not restricted to, biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. For a complete list kindly see the overview of the Royal Society supported subject groups and areas.
To be eligible to apply you must:
- have a Ph.D., or will have a Ph.D. 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).
What is the scheme’s value and tenure?
The Newton International Fellowships provide funding for two years, covering:
- subsistence, at a fixed rate of £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 for this scheme?
Applications for the humanities and social sciences should be made to the British
Applications for clinical and patient-oriented research should be made to the Academy of Medical Sciences.
If you are unsure about which academy to apply to, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently, there is one round per year which opens in January.
Applications for the natural and physical sciences should be submitted through the Royal Society’s grants management system Flexi-Grant®.
We are committed to supporting applicants with disabilities. If you require a reasonable adjustment during the application process, please contact the team email@example.com to let us know.
Newton Fund and private fellowships
We welcome applications from all countries. Our partnerships with other funding bodies and institutions allow us to fund additional awards to applicants from specific partner countries.
It is not possible to apply directly for one of these fellowships. Eligible candidates will be selected from the shortlisted Newton International Fellowship applications.
Newton Fund partner countries
Private funding for Chinese nationals
The Sino-British Fellowship Trust and the K.C. Wong Education Foundation provide the Royal Society with funding to support scientists in the Newton International Fellowship.
For more information on opportunities that are currently available to UK scientists with our Newton Fund partners.
For more information regarding the scheme, please contact the Grants team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 20 7451 2666.
This scheme is currently open to applications and will close at 3pm on Thursday 26 March 2020.
- Download the terms and conditions (PDF, 92.8kb)
- Download the terms and conditions for the Newton Fund (PDF, 98.9kb)
- Newton International Fellowship scheme notes (PDF, 146.3kb)