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Newton International Fellowships – Royal Society

The Call for the Newton International Fellowship is now open. This scheme is jointly run by the Royal Society covering natural sciences and the British Academy covering humanities and social sciences.

Background information: The Newton International Fellowship programme provides support for outstanding early career researchers to make a first step towards developing an independent research career through gaining experience across international borders. The fellowships will enable researchers to access expertise, gain new perspectives and build long-lasting collaborative relationships. The fellowship provides two years of funding to attractinternational early career researchers to establish and conduct their research in a UK host organisation. Newton International Fellowships are made available by The Royal Society and British Academy

Duration and Start of Fellowship:
Approximate number of Fellowships offered: 37
Fellowships are expected to commence by March 2025.
Awards cannot start before 01 October 2024. A start date of the first of the month is preferred. Fellowships will be for held for two years on a full-time basis.

Total Funding Available:
Applicants are permitted to apply for up to £280,000. This is a maximum value over two years (i.e., the total contribution requested from the Society may not exceed £280,000, excluding visa and relocation costs).
Funding can cover:

  • Basic salary costs as set by the host institution and associated on-costs
  • Research expenses
  • Relocation and visa costs for Newton International Fellow and their dependents (partner and children). The total grant cap may be exceeded in order to cover relocation/visa costs if this is well
  • justified in the application
  • Estate costs and indirect costs

You can find more information on the Royal Society's website.

Application deadline: 13 March 2024