Academy of Medical Sciences Newton Advanced Fellowships
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.
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 who have already established, or are well advanced in the process of establishing, a research group or network and a research track record in clinical or patient-oriented research. The Newton Advanced Fellowships are available through the Newton Fund which is part of the UK’s official development assistance.
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. We have set up a LinkedIn group to help applicants to network with other researchers in order to establish research collaborations suitable for our Newton Fund schemes.
The current round is open to applicants based in Brazil, South Africa and Turkey, and closes 2 March 2016.
For examples of people who have recieved a Newton Advanced Fellowship, you can read our case studies.
Our partner countries for our Newton Fellowships (currently Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey) also offer scholarships and grants to UK researchers to enable them to spend time undertaking research in these countries. More information is available here.
All applications will be assessed by a Selection panel on the following criteria:
- The quality of the proposed research project.
- The track record of the Applicant and the overseas host organisation in the area of proposed research.
- The expected benefits for the career development of the Applicant.
- The track record and suitability of the UK-based Co-applicant and UK host organisation in the area of proposed research.
- The additional benefits for the UK - based Co-applicant and host organisation.
- Evidence that the Fellowship will lead to a long-term collaboration beyond the tenure of the award.
The Newton Fund is a £375 million fund operated by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. It provides £75 million a year for five years, from 2014/15 and the intention is that UK funding is matched by partner countries. Through the Newton Fund, the UK will use its strength in research and innovation to promote the economic development and social welfare of partner countries. By working together on bi-lateral and multi-lateral programmes with a research and innovation focus, the UK will build strong, sustainable, systemic relationships with partner countries.
More details on the Fund can be found on the website www.newtonfund.ac.uk
How to apply
Applications can only be submitted online using the Royal Society’s electronic Grant Application and Processing (e-GAP) system. Please download Newton Advanced Fellowship Scheme notes for guidance on applying.
To find out more information about the application process and to apply please follow this link:
We have set up a LinkedIn group to help you network with other researchers in order to establish research collaborations suitable for the scheme.