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Newton International Fellowships 2021


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Closing Date: 

June, 2021

Field of Study: 

Bursary Details: 

The Royal Society and British Academy are offering the Newton International Fellowships to aspiring scientists in 2021.

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.

Closing date: 16 June 2021.

Candidate Requirements: 

  • 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


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Bursary Inclusion: 

Funding will consist of:

  • subsistence, at a fixed rate of £24,000 per annum.
  • up to £8,000 per annum for consumables.
  • a one-off payment of up to £3,500 for relocation expenses in year one only.
  • contribution towards the cost of Newton International Fellow, dependents’ (partner and children only) visas required to relocate to the UK.
  • a contribution will also be made to enable the UK host institution to host a Fellowship; this will be equal to 50% of the award (excluding the additional funding for dependents’ visas).
  • 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.
  • Newton International Fellows may be eligible for follow-up funding of up to £6,000 per annum for up to 5 years following the completion of the Fellowship.

How to Apply: 

Click here to apply

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 [email protected].

Applications for the natural and physical sciences should be submitted through the Royal Society’s grants management system Flexi-Grant via https://grants.royalsociety.org.

Further guidance and support can be found through the applicant and approver knowledge base.

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