The Newton International Fellowship scheme, funded by the Newton Fund, enables promising post-doctoral researchers from around the world to work in some of the UK's most internationally renowned institutions.
To celebrate their arrival into the UK, the Academy invited Newton Fellows from Brazil, China, India and Mexico to an afternoon with the Academy team to showcase their research and learn more about the Academy.
The Newton fellows learnt about the support and career opportunities available to them, and the events that the Academy holds on a regular basis across the UK. After presentations and networking, they moved to the Royal Society for an evening of networking and refreshments with Newton Fellows from the other National Academies.
The Academy works in partnership with the Royal Society and the British Academy to deliver Newton Fellowships, more information on their schemes can be found here (Royal Society) and here (British Academy).
Overall it was an enormous success, with the Newton Fellows enjoying an opportunity to learn about the support available from the Academy in their research and in their careers. Based on their positive feedback, the Academy hopes to offer more of these induction events in the future.
The Newton International Fellowship scheme enables talented early career researchers from partner countries to spend two years undertaking research at a UK institution. The scheme is funded by the Newton Fund, which forms part of the UK government's Official Development Assistance, and its aim is to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and social welfare of partner countries.
Quotes from 2016 Newton International Fellows::
"I do have a feeling that the academy supports not only for these two years. If I manage to keep myself competitive, I will get their support throughout the development, which is an excellent feeling!" - Dr Kupperaj Sengottuvel from India, University of Oxford
"It was good to know more people with common interests. I would like to attend other meetings from the Academy of Medical Science." - Dr Cesar Mendoza Martinez from Mexico, University of Edinburgh
"Lovely staff, nice building and warm welcome!" - Vanessa Fontana from Brazil, University of Liverpool