The Newton International Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations. The Newton Ph.D. scholarship welcomes applications from scientists with disabilities and provides adjustments to ensure that they can participate fully in the selection process.
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.
Who is eligible to apply:
To be eligible for the Newton Ph.D. scholarship you must
- have a Ph.D., or will have a Ph.D. 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 our Scheme notes Pdf
What you stand to gain
he 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
Successful applicants may also be eligible to receive annual funding following the completion of their fellowship to support networking activities with UK-based researchers.
What is the application process?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for the natural and physical sciences should be submitted through the Royal Society’s grants management system Flexi-Grant®.
Closing date for applications
currently open to applications and will close at 3pm on Wednesday 16 June 2021.