Get up to £24,000 per annum as an Early Career Researcher to Study in the UK in the Newton International Fellowships 2021

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 Are you a non-UK scientist at an early stage of your research career and wish to conduct research in the UK?

Then apply for the Newton International Fellowships 2021 for a chance to study and conduct your research in the UK with a funding of £24,000 per annum.

Application Deadline: June 16th 2021

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Benefits

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 visa costs for Newton International Fellow and their dependents (partner and children)
  • contribution to overheads at UK Host Organisation

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

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Application Instructions

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

If you are unsure about which academy to apply to, contact info@newtonfellowships.org. 

  • Applications for the natural and physical sciences should be submitted through the Royal Society’s grants management system Flexi-Grant®.

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The Newton International Fellowship is a flexible award. It can be held on either a full-time or on a part-time basis (minimum 0.6FTE) for caring responsibilities. There is also provision for maternity, paternity, shared parental leave, adoptive or extended sick leave as well as financial support for childcare costs that arise from attending conferences.

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

Key Dates and Order of Program

  • This scheme is currently open to applications and will close at 3pm on Wednesday 16 June 2021.

Eligible candidates will be selected from the shortlisted Newton International Fellowship applications.

Your application will go through the process detailed on the Making a grant application page overseen by the Newton International Fellowships Physical Sciences and Biological Sciences Panels.

The Royal Society recognises that diversity is essential for delivering excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Society wants to encourage applications from the widest range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to maximise innovation and creativity in science for the benefit of humanity. We regularly review and revise processes to help ensure that all talented applicants have an equitable chance to succeed as per the assessment criteria. This includes ensuring all panel members are briefed on unconscious bias in decision making as part of our assessment process.

The scholarship scheme would run in the UK.

Networking and Partnership Opportunities

This scheme is jointly run by the British Academy and the Royal Society.

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