International Postdoctoral Fellowship in UK 2020

The British Academy and Royal Society are offering Newton International fellowships to researchers who wish to undertake a postdoctoral research programme at UK research institutions.

These fellowships are for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK.

  • Application Deadline: March 26, 2020
  • Degree Level: Postdoctoral research programme
  • Fields: Physical, natural and social sciences and the humanities
  • Place of Study: UK
  • Nationality: International students
  • Number of Scholarships: 40


To be eligible to apply you must:

  • have a PhD, or will have a PhD by the time the funding starts
  • have no more than 7 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)
  • be working outside the UK
  • not hold UK citizenship
  • be competent in oral and written English
  • have a clearly defined and mutually-beneficial research proposal agreed with a UK host scientist


The mode of applying is online.

Benefits: The Newton International Fellowships provide funding for two years, covering:

  • subsistence, at a fixed rate of £24,000 per annum
  • research expenses
  • relocation expenses
  • contribution to overheads at UK Host Organisation


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