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Fully Funded UK Government Scholarship

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Country: UK
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Fully Funded UK Government Scholarship is available for application. The Newton International Fellowships is for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK. The scheme provides the opportunity for the best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world to work at UK research institutions for a period of two years. The scheme operates by the joint efforts of the British Academy, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society.

The Royal Society’s remit covers the natural and physical sciences, including biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. Applications for the humanities and social sciences should be to the British Academy. Similarly, applications for clinical and patient oriented research should be to the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Benefits

The funding is for two years consisting of £24,000 per annum for subsistence costs, and up to £8,000 per annum research expenses, as well as a one-off payment of up to £3,000 for relocation expenses (£2,000 for EEA nationals). Applicants may also be eligible to receive up to £6,000 annually following the tenure of their Fellowship to support networking activities with UK-based researchers. In addition, awards include a contribution to the overheads incurred, at a rate of 50% of the total award to the visiting researcher.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply you must:

  • 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
  • likewise, 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

Applying

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/.

Specifications

Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline27 March,2019
CountryUK
OrganizerGovernment of UK
Contact the organizer[email protected]

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