Newton International Fellowships

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

Key dates

The current round is now open.

The deadline for applications is 22 March.

Scheme OPEN

We are accepting applications from researchers in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey.

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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 pleased to be working with the Royal Society and British Academy to offer Newton International 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.

These awards will enable talented early career post-doctoral researchers from partner countries (with no more than seven years’ active full time postdoctoral experience) to spend two consecutive years undertaking research at a host university or research institution in the UK, enabling them to benefit from an extended period within a first class research environment in some of the UK’s best universities.

The Academy of Medical Sciences will be awarding Newton International 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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