U.K. government has announced a £13 million fellowship program aimed at
attracting the world’s best postdoctoral researchers from across all
disciplines of natural and social sciences, engineering, and the humanities. The
catch: You have to be from anywhere but the U.K.
International Fellowships–sponsored by the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society, and Research Councils U.K.–provide an opportunity
for early-career scientists from any country outside the U.K. to work at a U.K.
research institution for up to 2 years. The fellowships provide a salary of
£24,000 per year and £8,000 to cover research expenses, plus a one-off
relocation allowance of £2000.
An attractive bonus of the scheme: All Newton Fellows who
remain in research will be granted a 10-year follow-up funding package worth £6000
per year. The goal, organizers say, is to encourage young scientists collaborate
with U.K. researchers and to establish international networks.
organizers expect to award 50 fellowships in the first round, for which the closing date is August 4. Eligible applicants should have completed a Ph.D. and have up to 6 years of postdoctoral or
equivalent experience; should be working outside the U.K. and should
not hold U.K. citizenship at the time of
must be competent in oral and written English.
more information, including how to submit an application, visit www.newtonfellowships.org