Are you at the beginning of your research career – with the potential to be world-class? Is your research in the physical, natural or social sciences or humanities? Do you want to build and maintain links with leading researchers in the UK?
The 2013 round of the Newton International Fellowships is open, with a deadline of 10th April 2013.
The scheme aims to ensure that the very best researchers internationally have an opportunity to carry out a research project hosted by a UK institution. In the longer term, the priority is to facilitate access to international networks of excellence for UK-based researchers in the relevant disciplines.The scheme is a collaboration between the British Academy and Royal Society and has been running since 2008. Fellowships provide a grant of £24,000 per annum for subsistence, plus £8,000/annum for research expenses and a one-off £2,000 relocation allowance. In addition successful fellows may be eligible to receive follow-on funding of £6,000/annum for up to 10 years after the award to support ongoing networking and collaboration with UK researchers. The awards are not funded on a FEC basis, but they do provide a fixed contribution to overheads for the host institution amounting to 50% of the total value of the award.
In order to be eligible, applicants must be working and based outside of the UK for at least one year at the time of application. In addition, applicants should have no more than 7 years of full-time postdoctoral research experience at the time of application. Competition for the award is tough: only 8% of proposals were successful in the 2012 round. You can see all of the funded Newton Fellows and their project titles since 2008 on the Fellowships website. Northumbria University staff should contact Research & Business Services at an early stage to discuss potential candidates and for advice and support with an application.