Deadline: March 2, 2016
The Newton Advanced Fellowships provide established international researchers with an opportunity to develop the research strengths and capabilities of their research group through training, collaboration and reciprocal visits with a partner in the UK. The skills and knowledge gained should lead to changes in the wellbeing of communities and increased economic benefits. The fellowship aims to:
- Support the development of a well-trained research community who can contribute to poverty alleviation by transferring new skills and creating new knowledge which can lead to changes in the wellbeing of communities and increased economic benefits.
- Strengthen research excellence in partner countries by supporting promising independent, early-career scientists and their research groups and networks to develop their research through training, collaboration, reciprocal visits and the transfer of knowledge and skills from the UK.
- Establish long-term links between the best research groups (and networks) in partner countries and the UK to ensure that improvements in research capacity are sustainable in the longer term. Such long-term links will also benefit the UK, securing position with partner countries as the scientific partner of choice.
Awards last for up to three years and are available to support researchers across the natural sciences, including clinical or patient-oriented research. Up to £37,000 is available each year:
- A salary top up (maximum £5,000) for the group leader from the partner country.
- Research support (maximum £15,000) to cover costs for studentships, staff, consumables or equipment.
- Travel and subsistence (maximum £12,000) to cover travel costs of the UK partner to the international partner and/or travel of the international partner to the UK.
- Training (maximum £5,000) to support the career development of the applicant and their research group or network.
- Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent research experience and hold a permanent or fixed-term contract in an eligible university or research institute, which must span the duration of the project.
- Applicants should have no more than 15 years of postdoctoral experience. Collaborations should focus on a single project involving overseas-based scientist (“the Applicant”) and UK-based scientist (“the Co-applicant”).
- Awards are currently only available for scientists in the following countries:
- China (in partnership with The Chinese Academy of Science)
- Brazil (in partnership with The Brazilian Council of State Funding Agencies)
- Malaysia (in partnership with the Academy of Sciences Malaysia and the Malaysian Industry Government Group for High Technology, subject to an agreed MoU) (Excluding clinical and patient orientated research)
- Mexico (in partnership with Mexican Academy of Sciences and the National Council of Science and Technology – CONACyT)
- South Africa (in partnership with National Research Fund)
- Thailand (in partnership with Thailand Research Foundation) (excluding clinical and patient orientated research)
- Turkey (in partnership with the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey – TUBITAK)
Applications can only be submitted online using the Royal Society’s electronic Grant Application and Processing (e-GAP) system.
For more information, visit Newton Advanced Felowships.