Newton International Fellowships 2018 for Research at UK

Newton International Fellowships 2018 – Applications are now open for the 2018 Newton International Fellowships. The scheme is for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK.


Also See : Scholarships 2019


Important Dates

Closing Date for Application: 27th March 2018 (03.00 PM UK time)

The following scheme notes will outline:

  • Overview of the scheme
  • Eligibility for the Applicant and UK Co-applicant
  • References
  • Eligible costs
  • Assessment criteria
  • Additional fellowships
  • Newton Fund
  • Privately-funded fellowships
  • Application guidance notes


Aims of the fellowship are to:

  • Support the development and training of postdoctoral researchers at an early stage of their career from any country outside the UK, by providing an opportunity to work at a UK research institution for two years.
  • Ensure the best postdoctoral researchers across all relevant disciplines from around the world are supported in the UK.
  • Foster long-term relations between Newton International Fellows and the UK research base through the establishment of an alumni programme for former Fellows of this Scheme


Also See : Scholarships


Subjects Covered

  • Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and the Humanities
  • Eligible applicants for these disciplines can apply from any country outside the UK
  • Scheme also covers clinical and patient orientated research through the Academy of Medical Sciences, but applicants can only apply if they are from Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and South Africa during the current round


Duration of Funding

  • Two years, on a full-time basis.


Value of the award

  • Funding will consist of:
  • £24,000 per annum for subsistence costs (tax exempt)
  • up to £8,000 per annum for consumables
  • a one-off payment of up to £2,000 for relocation expenses in year one only
  • A contribution will also be made to enable the UK host institution to host a Fellowship; this will be equal to 50% of the total award.


Number of Awards

  • Approximately 40 Newton International Fellowships will be available in this round, with additional Fellowships awarded to individuals from Newton Fund countries
  • Additional fellowships are also made available by private foundations.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must hold a PhD, or expect to obtain their PhD by the time funding starts, and should have no more than seven 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)
  • Additionally, applicants should not hold UK citizenship and should be working outside of the UK at the point of application
  • Applicants must have a clearly defined and mutually-beneficial research proposal agreed with a UK host researcher


Application Procedure

  • Enquires about this scheme can be made using the contact details below. Before contacting us, please check whether your question has been answered by these scheme notes.
  • For further details, please visit the website[email protected]