Newton Advanced Fellowships for Research Programme for Mid-Career Researchers, 2019

The Academy of Medical Sciences, in partnership with the Royal Society and the British Academy, is offering Newton Advanced Fellowships to support early to mid-career international researchers from partner countries. Fellowships are available for mid-career researchers to undertake research programme.

These awards of up to three years of support, offer an opportunity for fellows to develop the strengths and capabilities of their research groups through training, collaboration and reciprocal visits with a partner in some of the best research groups in the UK.

Founded in 1998, the Academy of Medical Sciences is the independent body in the UK that represents the diverse spectrum of medical science – from basic research through clinical application to healthcare delivery.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent research experience and hold a contract in an eligible university or research institute (in the partner countries), which must span the duration of the project. Applicants should have no more than 15 years postdoctoral experience. Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: September 5, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available for mid-career researchers to undertake research programme.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded for research proposals focused on clinical or patient-oriented research.
  • Scholarship Award: The fellowship provides up to £37,000 each year (for up to three years) for the following:
    • Salary top up for the fellow (maximum £5,000)
    • Research support to cover costs for studentships, staff, consumables or equipment (maximum £15,000)
    • 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 to support the career development of the applicant and their research group or network (maximum £5,000)

    The maximum award value cannot exceed £111,000 for a three-year period (or £37,000 per year). Please note that the Fellowship does not provide overhead costs.

    Fellowships must be for a continuous period of up to three years.

  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Nationality: The fellowship provides up to £37,000 each year (for up to three years) for the following:
    • Salary top up for the fellow (maximum £5,000)
    • Research support to cover costs for studentships, staff, consumables or equipment (maximum £15,000)
    • 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 to support the career development of the applicant and their research group or network (maximum £5,000)

    The maximum award value cannot exceed £111,000 for a three-year period (or £37,000 per year). Please note that the Fellowship does not provide overhead costs.

    Fellowships must be for a continuous period of up to three years.

  • Scholarship can be taken in Applicants’ home country and UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: The students of Brazil, Mexico and South Africa can apply for these fellowships.
  • Entrance Requirements: Collaborations should focus on a single project involving the overseas-based scientist (‘the Applicant’) and UK-based scientist (“the Co-applicant”).
    To be eligible to apply the Applicant must:

    • have a PhD or equivalent research experience.
    • hold a contract in an eligible university or research institute (in the partner countries), which must span the duration of the project.
    • have no more than 15 years postdoctoral experience.

    And the Co-applicant must:

    • be an independent academic researcher based in the UK
    • hold a permanent or fixed-term contract in a University or eligible research organisation for the duration of the project.

    Each round is open to researcher from specific Newton partner countries. Please check the scheme notes and the top of the page to see which countries are eligible for the current round.   Please see page 4 of the scheme notes for country specific eligibilty.

  • English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

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Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Applications can only be submitted online using the Royal Society’s electronic Grants and Awards management system Flexi-Grant®. To apply to the Academy of Medical Sciences’ scheme  please select “Academy of Medical Sciences: Clinical and Patient-orientated Research” in the proposal section of the application. This will ensure it is reviewed by the Academy. Please download Newton Advanced Fellowship Scheme Notes document for further guidance on applying.

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