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Newton International Fellowships

Fully funded Newton International Fellowships 2021/2022

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Apply for Fully funded Newton International Fellowships 2021/2022. 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.

Royal Society will no longer run any new grant calls with funding from the Newton Fund, there will be no new Newton Fund Newton International Fellowships awarded by the Royal Society for this round going forward. Researchers from any country, including Newton Fund countries, are still eligible to apply for this round of the Newton International Fellowship.

Research must be within the Royal Society’s remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and physics. For a full list, please see the breakdown of subject groups and areas supported by the Royal Society.

The Newton International Fellowship is a flexible award. It can be held on either a full-time or on a part-time basis (minimum 0.6FTE) for caring responsibilities. There is also 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.


To be eligible to apply you must have the following qualities

  • A Ph.D., or will have a Ph.D. by the time the funding starts.
  • 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).
  • Been working outside the UK.
  • Not hold UK citizenship.
  • Competent in oral and written English.
  • A clearly defined and mutually beneficial research proposal agreed with a UK host scientist.


The Newton International Fellowships provide funding for two years, covering:

  • Subsistence, at a fixed rate of £24,000 per annum.
  • Research expenses as well as relocation expenses.
  • Contribution to visa costs for Newton International Fellow and their dependents (partner and children).
  • Contribution to overheads at UK Host Organisation.

Terms and Conditions


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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline16 June,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerThe Royal Society



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