Newton match schemes for UK researchers

Our partner countries for our Newton Fund Fellowships offer scholarships and grants to UK researchers to enable them to spend time undertaking clinical or patient oriented research in these countries. The opportunities available vary between partners. Information on each scheme and how to apply is provided on the country tabs below.

If you are an international researcher from these partner countries looking for opportunities to collaborate with the UK, please see our Newton International Fellowships and Newton Advanced Fellowships.


The National Council for the State Funding Agencies (CONFAP), National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and the State Funding Agencies offer opportunies for UK researchers to carry out research in Brazil.  

Fellowships are between 6 to 36 months, offering a monthly scholarship, airline ticket, scholarship for one undergraduate student assistant and Grant in the amount of R$ 25,000.00 each six months 

Research Mobility
Mission up to fifteen days: offering airline ticket (round trip and economic class) and travel insurance, and daily support in a value defined by the FAPs or CNPq.
Mission from sixteen days to three months: offering airline ticket (round trip and economic class) and travel insurance and a monthly scholarship in the amount of R$ 7,000.00 monthly.

Young Investigator Awards
In addition to the above, for young investigators from the UK looking to start a research career in a university or research institution in the State of São Paulo, FAPESP offers a FAPESP Young Investigator Award, which is a 4-year grant, as part of the State of São Paulo side matching funds.

For details on how to apply, please refer to the call document.


The 2022 round is now closed to applications.


In light of COVID-19, please refer to the corrigendum at the right-hand side of this page and the CONFAP website for changes to the scheme. Please refer to the second corrigendum at the right-hand side of this page for changes in the funders of the scheme; in light of COVID-19, FAPESP will no longer be supporting this round of the Research Mobility Fellowships

Announcement of the recent round of awards can be found here CONFAP Results

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