The Newton International Fellowship Scheme, run by the British Academy and the Royal Society, is now open, and will select the very best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world, offering support for two years at UK research institutions. They will provide an opportunity for Researchers to invite and sponsor international colleagues who are currently working abroad, to come work alongside them in the UK.
The scheme will provide grants of £24,000 per annum to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 per annum to cover research expenses, plus a one-off relocation allowance of up to £2,000. In addition, Newton Fellows may be eligible for follow-up funding of up to £6,000 per annum for up to 10 years following the completion of the Fellowship, with the long-term aim of the scheme to build a global pool of research leaders and encourage long-term international collaboration with the UK.
Both applicant and UK institution will apply jointy for the Newton Fellowship Scheme. The primary considerations are listed below. Successful applications should be strong in all respects:
— The academic research background of the Fellowship Applicant
— The quality of the proposed research project
— The expected benefits for the career development of the Applicant
— The track record of the UK Sponsor and host organisation in the area of proposed research
— The suitability of the UK Sponsor and host organisation for the Applicant’s research project
— The additional benefits for the UK Sponsor and host organisation.
Deadline for Applications – 25th February 2015 with final results to be announced in August 2015. Please let your Research Facilitation Team know if you intend to apply or have any further questions.