Newton International Fellowships for Early Career Researchers 2021

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Application is open to non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK.

The Newton International Fellowships enable researchers to work at a UK institution for two years in order to promote long-term international collaborations. The program seeks to recruit the most talented early-career postdoctoral scholars in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities from around the world.

The aims for the Newton International Fellowships scheme are to:

  • Ensure the best postdoctoral researchers across all relevant disciplines from around the world are supported in the UK.
  • Foster long-term relations between Newton International Fellows and the UK research base through the establishment of an alumni program for former Fellows of this scheme.
  • Support the development and training of postdoctoral researchers at an early stage of their career from any country outside the UK, by providing an opportunity to work at a UK research institution for two years.


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 visa costs for Newton International Fellow and their dependents (partner and children)
  • contribution to overheads at UK Host Organisation


To be eligible to apply applicants must:

  • have a Ph.D., or will have a Ph.D. 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)
  • 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

Application Process

To apply for the Newton international fellowships for early career researchers 2021, click here.

Deadline: June 16, 2021.

For more information on the Newton research fellowship, visit the official site.


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