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The British Academy is now inviting applications to the Newton International Fellowship scheme, which is run jointly with the Royal Society. The application form is now available online on the Flexi-Grant Application system.


Awards available to start date between 1 January 2022 – 30 June 2022 (preferably the first of the month).


The Newton International Fellowships aim to attract the most promising early-career post-doctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities from around the world. The fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK research institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations.

Applicants must have a PhD or be in the final stages of their PhD and should have no more than seven years of active full-time postdoctoral experience at the time of application. Additionally, applicants must be working outside the UK and not hold UK citizenship. For further information and a full list of eligibility criteria, please consult the scheme notes.

Level of award
Newton International Fellows will receive an allowance of £24,000 (tax exempt) to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 to cover research expenses in each year of the fellowship. A one-off payment of up to £3,500 for relocation expenses in year one only is also available. Awards include a contribution to the overheads incurred, at a rate of 50% of the total award to the visiting researcher.

Applicants may also be eligible to receive alumni funding following the tenure of their fellowship to support networking activities with UK-based researchers.


Applications are available online on the Flexi-Grant application system:
Deadline for submission and organisation approval: Wednesday 16 June 2021, 5pm UK time.
Results expected: November 2021

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