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Royal Society Newton International Fellowship 2018

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open27-Mar-2018
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AwardUp to 24,000 pound pa subsistence costs
EligibilityPhD holder
Scholarship provider contact details

6-9 Carlton House Terrace,
London SW1Y 5AG
Phone- +44 207 451 2500
(Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays.)

What is Royal Society Newton International Fellowship 2018?

Royal Society Newton International Fellowship 2018 is a fellowship given to candidates having Ph.D. degree and have an experience, not more than 7 years. The scheme covers the broad range of the natural and social sciences and the humanities. It also covers clinical and patient orientated research for candidates from Newton Fund partner countries.

Who is offering this scholarship ?

The Royal Society is offering this scholarship with an aim to 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.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  • Candidate must have a Ph.D. degree.
  • Candidate must have an experience of active full time postdoctoral, not more than 7 years.
  • Candidate must be working outside the UK.
  • Candidate must not hold UK citizenship.
  • Candidate must have fluency in both oral and written English.
  • Candidate must have a clearly defined and mutually-beneficial research proposal agreed with a UK host scientist.

How can you apply ?

Procedure to apply for the scholarship:
Step 1: Open link to apply for the scholarship.
Step 2: Register as a new user/ If already registered login as existing user.
Step 3: Fill in all the details.
Step 4: Attach all the required documents.
Step 5: Submit the application form.

What are the benefits ?

Award Details:

  • Pound 24,000 per annum will be given for subsistence costs (tax exempt) 
  • Up to Pound 8,000 per annum will be given for consumables
  • A one-off payment of up to 2,000 Pound will be given for relocation expenses in the first year only.
  • A contribution will also be made to enable the UK host institution to host a Fellowship; this will be equal to 50% of the total award. 


How many Newton International Fellowships are available?
Approximately 40 Newton International Fellowships will be available in this round, with additional Fellowships awarded to individuals from Newton Fund countries. Additional fellowships are also made available by private foundations.

How much is a Newton International Fellowship worth?
Fellows will receive up to £2,000 for relocation expenses, £24,000 per annum for subsistence (tax-exempt) and up to £8,000 per annum for research expenses, for the duration of the award. In addition, UK host universities will receive 50% of the annual value of the Fellowship as a contribution towards their overhead costs.
Fellows may be eligible for follow-up funding of up to £6,000 per annum for up to 5 years following the completion of the Fellowship.

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