The Newton International Fellowship Scheme 2020 is offered by the Royal Society, British Academy and Academy of Medical Sciences. The scheme was established in 2008 to select the very best early career postdoctoral researchers from all over the world, and enable them to work at UK research institutions for two years.

Study areas:
  • Physical Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities
Fellowship Value:
  • £24,000 per annum for subsistence costs (tax exempt)
  • up to £8,000 per annum for consumables
  • a one-time payment of up to £2,000 for relocation expenses
Number of awards: Approx. 40

Duration of Funding: 2 years; full-time


  • Applicants for the above mentioned disciplines can apply from any country outside the UK.
  • The 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.
  • 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.
  • Applicants must NOT hold UK citizenship and should be working outside of the UK at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have a clearly defined and mutually-beneficial research proposal agreed with a UK host researcher.

How to apply:

  • Applications to be submitted online through Flexi-Grant®, an electronic application system run by the Royal Society.
  • Applicant must have a strong research project and a UK Co-applicant.
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Royal Society, British Academy and Academy of Medical Sciences
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Country UK
Subject areas Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities
Fellowship amount £24,000 per annum
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 3 September 2020

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