Donor: Academy of Medical Sciences
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: United Kingdom
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Individual
Deadline: 03.09.2020

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Other
Maximum grant size: 64.000GBP
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Egypt, Kenya, South Africa

  2. America

      Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru

  3. Asia

      China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Turkey, Yemen


1) Objective

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. This scheme provides early career international researchers with an opportunity to build links and undertake a research project for an extended period with leading researchers in the UK. The skills and knowledge gained should lead to changes in the wellbeing of communities and increased economic benefits.

They will fund, for up to two consecutive years, early career post-doctoral researchers from partner countries to carry out a research project with a host within some of the UK’s first class research environments. The primary aims of the International Fellowships are to:

  • Support the development and training of postdoctoral researchers at an early stage of their career from any country outside the UK, by providing an opportunity to work at a UK research institution for two years.
  • Ensure the best postdoctoral researchers across all relevant disciplines from around the world are supported in the UK.
  • Foster long-term relations between Newton International Fellows and the UK research base.

2) Eligibility

To be eligible to apply the Applicant must: (1) have a PhD or be in the final stage of their PhD provided that it will be completed
(including viva) before the start date of the fellowship; (2) have no more than 7 years (4 years for researchers from India) active full-time postdoctoral experience at the time of application, including industry experience, honorary positions and visiting researcher positions. Career breaks must be clearly detailed and explained in the application; (3) not hold a UK citizenship and be based at an eligible institution in one of the partner countries.

3) Location

The partner countries are Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam.

4) Budget

The fellowship provides up to £32,000 each year (for up to two years).

5) Application

Applications can only be submitted online using the Academy’s Grants and Awards management system Flexi-Grant®. Please download Newton International Fellowship Scheme notes 2020 for further guidance on applying. The application deadline is 3 September 2020.

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