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.

Key dates

The scheme is now closed.

This round was open to applicants from: Brazil, Mexico and South Africa.

The Panel will convene in July. 


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We have also set up a LinkedIn group to help you network with other researchers in order to establish international research collaborations. For example of people who have received Newton funding, read our case studies.

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 research 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 who can contribute to advancing economic development and social welfare of the partner country, by transferring new skills and creating new knowledge.
  • Strengthen research excellence in the partner country by supporting promising independent early to mid-career researchers 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.

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Recent Awardees

Dr Xinling Feng working with Professor Carine Ronsman at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Inequalities along the continuum of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health services in China

Professor Xi Zhou working with Professor Stephen Curry at the Imperial College London, Functional and Structural Studies of 2C and 2C-like Proteins from Picornavirus and Norovirus

Dr Lei Shi working with Professor Zoltán Molnár at the University of Oxford, Roles of subplate-secreted factors in cortical development

Dr Freedom Gumedze working with Professor Jane Hutton at the University of Warwick, Robust statistical methods and statistical diagnostic techniques for multivariate longitudinal and survival data in health research

Dr Daniel Mograbi working with Dr Aimee Spector at the University College London, Brazilian adaptation and validation of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for dementia

Dr Tamer Onder working with Professor Udo Oppermann at the University of Oxford, Discovery and use of novel epigenetic chemical probes in reprogramming and induced pluripotent stem cell generation

Dr Karl-Heinz Storbeck working with Professor Wiebke Arlt FMedSci at the University of Birmingham, Ultra-performance convergence chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UPC2-MS/MS) for steroid analyses: bridging the gap between GC-MS and LC-MS/MS.

Dr Daniel Mansur working with Professor Ian Goodfellow at the University of Cambridge, Mechanisms of Dengue virus translation and translation restriction mediated by IFITs

Dr Xiaoyu Hu working with Dr Ines Pineda-Torra at the University College London, Regulation of intestinal macrophage functions and gut immune homeostasis by the Notch-IRF8 axis

Professor Guangjun Nie working with Dr Sheng Qi at the University of East Anglia, Scalable fabrication of particle-in-fiber nanoformulation for targeted oral drug delivery and effective treatment of cancer

Dr Cheng-Feng Qin working with Dr Andrew Davidson at the University of Bristol, Targeted Proteomic Analysis of Chimeric Dengue Vaccine Candidates and the Host Response.

Dr Bin Zhao working with Dr Nicolas Tapon at the Francis Crick Institute, The role of Hippo signaling spatial dynamics in organ size control and cancer

Dr Kirsty Donald working with Dr Sarah Halligan at the University of Bath, Children exposed to trauma and violence in a high risk LMIC setting: elucidating risk and resilience for early health, behavior and development

Dr Tatiana El-Bacha working with Professor Graham J Burton FMedSci at the University of Cambridge, IN PROGRESS: Innovative placental research in obesity and related inflammatory processes- with advances in mitochondrial function and food bioactives

Professor Frank Tanser working with Professor Andrew Phillips FMedSci at the University College London, An epidemic in retreat? Establishing the population impact of combination prevention strategies in a resource-poor, hyper-endemic rural African population

Professor Gong Cheng working with Professor George Christophides at the Imperial College London, Mosquito C-type lectins facilitate dengue infection

Dr Karen Cohen working with Professor Munir Pirmohamed FMedSci at the University of Liverpool, Drug induced liver injury due to anti-tuberculosis treatment: predictive mechanism based biomarkers and genetic associations.

Dr Ruben Fossion working with Professor Maia Angelova at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Loss of complexity of human physiological signals with ageing and degenerative disease

Dr Julia Goedecke working with Professor Brian Walker at the University of Edinburgh, Non-communicable disease risk in black South Africans: dissecting the role of glucocorticoids.

Professor Augusto Afonso Guerra Junior working with Professor Marion Bennie at the University of Strathclyde, Prospective cohort of patients, systematic review and deterministic-probabilistic record linkage from the databases: Brazilian National Health System (SUS), elo Horizonte. Minas Gerais

Dr Wenlin Li working with Dr Huiliang Li at the University College London, Towards rapid and efficient production of oligodendrocyte precursors from human pluripotent stem cells

Dr Lisa Micklesfield working with Dr Soren Brage at the University of Cambridge, Physical activity and components of body composition and growth in cohorts of black South African participants at different stages in the life course

Professor Marlien Pieters working with Dr Bernard Keavney at the University of Manchester, The role of plasma levels and genetics of haemostatic factors in cardiovascular disease development in Africans

Dr Yang Wang working with Dr Judy Coulson at the University of Liverpool, Mechanistic study of the reduction of RBM4 in cancer and its role in regulating the oncogenic SRSF1

Dr Qi Yang working with Professor René Botnar at the King's College London, 3.0T Magnetic Resonance Delayed Enhancement Vessel Wall Imaging in Patients with Type 1 and 2 Diabetes


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