Newton Advanced Fellowships

The Academy of Medical Sciences, in partnership with the Royal Society and the British Academy, is offering Newton Advanced Fellowships to support early to mid-career international researchers from partner countries.

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The current round is now closed.

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Our partner countries for our Newton Fellowships (currently Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey) also offer scholarships and grants to UK researchers to enable them to spend time undertaking research in these countries. More information is available here.

About the scheme

The Academy of Medical Sciences is delighted to be working with the Royal Society and British Academy to offer Newton Advanced Fellowships, available through the Government Newton Fund which is part of the UK’s official development assistance.  The Newton Fund is a new initiative that aims to develop the long-term sustainable growth and welfare of the partner country through building reserch and innovation capacity.

We will fund, for up to three years, early career group and network leaders in partner countries to develop their research by linking them with some of the best research groups in the UK. The primary aims of the Advanced Fellowships are to:

  • Support the development of a well-trained research community.
  • Strengthen research excellence in the partner country by supporting promising independent early to mid-career scientists and their research groups and networks.
  • Establish long term collaborative links between the next generation of research leaders and their groups and networks in the partner country and the UK to benefit both research communities.

The Academy of Medical Sciences will be awarding Newton Advanced Fellowships for research proposals focused on clinical or patient-oriented research.

For more information on the call for applications in other disciplines please visit:

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