Newton International Fellowships by The Royal Society UK 2021-2022

International Fellowship Award UK 2021-2022

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Newton International Fellowships:

These fellowships are for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK. Please note, as the Royal Society will no longer run any new grant calls with funding from the Newton Fund, there will be no new Newton Fund Newton International Fellowships awarded by the Royal Society for this round going forward. Researchers from any country, including Newton Fund countries, are still eligible to apply for this round of the Newton International Fellowship.


The Royal Society

Degree Level:

For PhDs

Study Area:

The Royal Society recognizes 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 maximize innovation and creativity in science for the benefit of humanity.

Scholarship Award:

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 Organization.

Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Application Procedure:

Applications for the humanities and social sciences should be made to the British Academy (Click on Apply now link below).

If you are unsure about which academy to apply to, contact [email protected].

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

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.

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Application Deadline:

16 June 2021

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