Royal Society Newton International Fellowships (call opens on 31 Jan 2023)
Run jointly by the British Academy, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society, the Newton International Fellowships are for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK. The scheme will open on 31 January 2023 and will close to applications mid March. Research must be within the Royal Society’s remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. For a full list, please see the breakdown of subject groups and areas supported by the Royal Society. For further details on the eligibility criteria, application procedure and what the grant includes see below.
- 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
For full details of all eligibility requirements, please read the scheme notes (PDF). Please note – at the time of publication of this newsletter the PDF was not updated to the upcoming call. So maybe check again in early February.
Scheme’s value and tenure
The Newton International Fellowships provide funding for two years, covering:
- subsistence, at a fixed rate of £30,000 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
The Newton International Fellowship is a flexible award. It can be held on either a full-time or on a part-time basis for health reasons and 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.