Newton International Fellowships

All SAS member institutes welcome proposals from suitably qualified applicants for the 2016–17 Newton International Fellowships scheme. These enable early-stage postdoctoral researchers from any country outside UK to work at UK research institutions with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations. Applicants must have a PhD, or be in the final stages of their PhD, provided it will be completed by the start of the fellowship. Fellowships are tenable for up to two years. They include a subsistence award of up to £24,000 per year, up to £8,000 per year for research expenses and a one-off payment of up to £2,000 for relocation expenses. Further specifications are available on the British Academy (for humanities and social sciences) and the Royal Society (for natural sciences) websites.

The deadline for submitting outline applications for 2016–17 is 9 March 2016. Anyone wishing to apply through the School of Advanced Study for one of these prestigious fellowships, should submit expressions of interest to the director of their chosen institute, copying, before Friday 5 February 2016. The expression of interest should include the following:

  • CV
  • An outline (2 pages max) of the research proposal, including the career development opportunities if hosted at a particular institute at SAS, and how the institute would benefit from this  
  • Identification of a mentor justifying the selection (400 words max)

Applicants to be supported by the School of Advanced Study will be informed by Monday 9 February 2016.