Thursday, 15 January 2015

Newton International Fellowships - for non-UK Post-docs

Newton International Fellowship

Scheme: Call for Applications
The British Academy is inviting applications to the Newton International Fellowship scheme, which is run jointly with the Royal Society and Academy of Medical Sciences. The application form is now available on the Royal Society’s online e-GAP application system. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 25 February 2015.

Purpose of the Scheme
The Newton International Fellowships aim to attract the most promising early-career post-doctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of the natural sciences, physical sciences, medical sciences, social sciences, and humanities from around the world. The Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK research institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations.
From 2015 additional Fellowships will be supported through the Newton Fund specifically for applicants from Newton Fund partner countries; this new initiative aims to develop long-term sustainable growth and welfare of partner countries through building research and innovation capacity, and forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance commitment. Newton Fund countries include Brazil, China, Mexico, South Africa, and Turkey.

Applicants must have a PhD, or be in the final stages of their PhD and should have no more than seven years of active full time postdoctoral experience at the time of application. Additionally, applicants must be working outside the UK and not hold UK citizenship. For further information and a full list of eligibility criteria, please consult the scheme notes.

Level of Award
Newton Fellows will receive an allowance of £24,000 (tax exempt) to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 to cover research expenses in each year of the Fellowship. A one-off relocation allowance of up to £2,000 is also available. Applicants may also be eligible to receive follow on alumni funding following the tenure of their Fellowship to support networking activities with UK-based researchers.

Applying for this scheme
Applications are available on the Royal Society's online e-GAP application system:

Application deadline: 25 February 2015.
Referee deadline: 4 March 2015.
Results expected: August 2015.
Awards available for start date: 1 October 2015.

Further details are available from the Newton International Fellowships website.

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