Newton International Fellowships


Event details

Date 28.03.2023
Category Call for proposal
Aim:  This fellowship is for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK.
This scheme is jointly run by the British Academy and the Royal Society.
Research must be within the Royal Society’s remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. For a full list, please see the breakdown of subject groups and areas supported by the Royal Society.

Amount: £350,000, maximum value over 3 years
  • basic salary as set by the host institution and associated on-costs 
  • research expenses 
  • relocation and visa costs for Newton International Fellows and their dependents (partner and children). The total grant cap may be exceeded in order to cover relocation/visa costs if this is well justified in the application.
  • estate costs and indirect costs 
The funding will be provided on a FEC basis as outlined in the Royal Society’s funding guidance
The Newton International Fellowship is a flexible award. It can be held on either a full-time or on a part-time basis for health reasons and caring responsibilities. There is also provision for maternity, paternity, shared parental leave, adoptive or extended sick leave as well as financial support for childcare costs that arise from attending conferences and research visits.
Successful applicants may also be eligible to receive alumni funding following completion of their fellowship to support networking activities with UK-based researchers.

Deadline: 28 March 2023

Duration: 3 years

  • have a PhD, or will have a PhD by the time the funding starts
  • have no more than seven years of active full-time postdoctoral experience at the time of application (discounting career breaks, but including teaching experience and/or time spent in industry on research)
  • be working outside the UK
  • not hold UK citizenship
  • be competent in oral and written English
All applications are developed with the support of a UK sponsor. The Sponsor should work with the lead applicant to develop the project proposal and should provide mentoring, support and guidance throughout the duration of the award. For full details of all eligibility requirements, please read the scheme notes.  

How to Apply:

Applications for the natural and physical sciences should be submitted through the Royal Society’s grants management system Flexi-Grant®.
Your application will go through the process detailed on the Making a grant application page, overseen by the Newton International Fellowships Physical Sciences and Biological Sciences Panels.

Applications for the humanities and social sciences should be made to the British Academy.

If you are unsure about which academy to apply to, contact [email protected]

For more information regarding the scheme, please contact the Grants team on [email protected] or call us on +44 20 7451 2666.

For EPFL related questions, please contact the Research Office.