Newton International Fellowship

Update (07/03/2011): Thanks to those who have contacted me about the Newton Fellowship  – this offer is now closed as several good candidates already got in touch.

You have the profile to apply for this Fellowship (see below), an interest in biomimetic nanomaterials or biological applications of nanomaterials, and you would like to join our team, get in touch to work together towards a competitive application!


Newton International Fellowships

The Newton International Fellowship Scheme is delivered by the British Academy and the Royal Society The Scheme has been established to select the very best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world and enable them to work at UK research institutions for a period of two years. The Scheme covers researchers in all disciplines covered by the two academies – physical, natural or social sciences and humanities.

The aim of the scheme is to:
• ensure the UK engages with the best post-doctoral researchers, across all disciplines physical, natural or social sciences and humanities, from around the world.
• provide an opportunity for post-doctoral researchers at an early career stage from any country outside the UK to work at a UK research institution for up to two years.
• foster long-term relations between Newton Fellows and the UK research base through the establishment of an alumni programme for former Fellows of this Scheme.

Subjects Covered: The two-year Fellowships cover the broad range of the physical, natural or social sciences or humanities.

Eligibility: For eligibility criteria, please download the scheme notes

Length of Tenure: 2 years, full-time

Value of Grant: The Fellowships include £24,000 per annum to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 per annum to cover research expenses, plus a one-off relocation allowance of up to £2,000. Newton Fellows may be eligible for funding worth up to £6,000 per annum for up to 10  years after the Fellowship ends, will support follow-on activities to enable Newton Fellows to build long-term links with the UK.

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Opening date: 31 January 2011
Closing date: 04 April 2011


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