International Experiences

Newton International Fellowships

This fellowship is run jointly by the British Academy, the Academy of Medical Sciences, and the Royal Society. It is for non-U.K. scientists in the natural and physical sciences who are at an early stage of their postdoctoral research careers and who wish to conduct research in the United Kingdom.


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

  • subsistence, at a fixed rate of £30,000 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

Length: 2 years


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

Where: A university or research institution in the United Kingdom (U.K.)

Applications Due: Application deadline dates and times are listed on each scheme’s page. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.