This scheme provides established international researchers with an opportunity to develop the research strengths and capabilities of their research group through training, collaboration and reciprocal visits with a partner in the UK. The skills and knowledge gained should lead to changes in the wellbeing of communities and increased economic benefits.
Application Deadline: 23rd March 2017
Eligible Countries: Brazil, China, Malaysia, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey
About the Award: The Royal Society invites applications for the Newton advanced fellowships – Brazil, China, Malaysia, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey. These enable international researchers to establish and develop collaborations with the UK, with the intention of transferring knowledge and research capabilities. The skills and knowledge gained should contribute to advancing economic development and social welfare of the partner country. Fellowships are worth up to £37,000 per year for up to three years.
Type: Research, Fellowships
Eligibility: Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent research experience and hold a permanent or fixed-term contract in an eligible university or research institute, which must span the duration of the project. Applicants should have no more than 15 years of postdoctoral experience. Collaborations should focus on a single project involving overseas-based scientist (“the Applicant”) and UK-based scientist (“the Co-applicant”).
Selection Criteria: Applications will be assessed by the Newton Advanced Fellowships Panel and decisions made in September 2017.
Number of Awardees: Not specified
Value and Duration of Program: Awards last for up to three years and are available to support researchers across the natural sciences, including clinical or patient-oriented research. Up to £37,000 is available each year, guidelines for use as follows:
- A salary top up (maximum £5,000) for the group leader from the partner country.
- Research support (maximum £15,000) to cover costs for studentships, staff, consumables or equipment.
- Travel and subsistence (maximum £12,000) to cover travel costs of the UK partner to the international partner and/or travel of the international partner to the UK.
- Training (maximum £5,000) to support the career development of the applicant and their research group or network.
How to Apply: Applications can only be submitted online using the Royal Society’s electronic Grant Application and Processing (e-GAP) system.
Award Provider: This scheme is funded by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as part of the Newton Fund.