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Newton International Fellowships offer funding for research collaborations to foster UK research ties with the world.
The UK government aims to build international research collaboration, creating opportunities overseas for UK researchers and attracting outstanding talent to the UK. The British Academy and the Royal Society’s Newton International Fellowships programme support this goal by attracting the most promising early-career post-doctoral researchers from Japan and around the world in the fields of the humanities, natural, physical and social sciences.
The Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK research institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations. Newton Fellows will receive an allowance of £24,000 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. In addition, Newton Fellows may be eligible for follow-up funding of up to £6,000 per annum for up to 10 years following completion of the Fellowship to support activities which will help build long-term links with the UK. The scheme is open to post-doctoral (and equivalent) early-career researchers working outside the UK who do not hold UK citizenship.
Applications are to be made via the Royal Society’s online application system.
The closing date for applications is Monday 10 March 2014. Further details are available from the Newton International Fellowships website