Newton International Fellowship

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Newton International Fellowship 2021

The British Academy and the Royal Society run the Newton International Fellowship scheme 2021. The scheme aims to attract the most promising early career postdoctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities.  It will select tearly-stage post-doctoral researchers that not hold UK citizenship and should be working outside of the UK at the point of application, and offer support for two years at UK research institutions.  

The aims of this scheme are as follows:

  • To support the development and training of postdoctoral researchers at an early stage of their career from any country outside the UK, by providing an opportunity to work at a UK research institution for two years.
  • To ensure the best postdoctoral researchers across all relevant disciplines from around the world are supported in the UK.
  • To foster long-term relations between Newton International Fellows and the UK research base through the establishment of an alumni programme for former Fellows of this Scheme. 

Research must be within the British Academy’s remit of the humanities and social sciences.  All details about the eligible subjects and  value of funding and support provided are on https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/newton-international-fellowships

The scheme provides grants of £24,000 per annum to cover subsistence (tax exempt) and up to £8,000 per annum to cover research expenses, a one-off payment of up to £3,500 for relocation expenses in year one only.

The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies will support applications to the Newton International Fellowships 2021 and it holds an annual internal competition to decide which application(s) will be put forward under the scheme. Those who are interested to apply for this scheme should note that following the OSGA internal application procedure:

  • By 27 May 2021, please send the first draft of the application to research@area.ox.ac.uk and in CC francesca.tucci@area.ox.ac.uk (please, DO NOT submit it via the Flexi Grant portal). The applicant can send a pdf file of the draft application downloaded from the portal or create the draft by using the instruction contained in the funder guidelines. OSGA’s internal panel will provide information about the selected proposals within 5 working days.
  • By 7 June 2021, the selected proposals will need to send the final draft of the application to research@area.ox.ac.uk  and in CC francesca.tucci@area.ox.ac.uk. Please, DO NOT submit it via the FlexiGrant portal, but send a pdf file of your application downloaded from the portal;
  • The proposals selected for the OSGA’s support must be completed and submitted via the Flexi Grant portal by noon, 10 June 2021.

Before applying, interested candidates should look through the information available on https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/newton-international-fellowships

Requests for further information are welcome.  Please contact Francesca Tucci, Research Development Officer (francesca.tucci@area.ox.ac.uk).

 

 

Newton International Fellowship 2020

The British Academy, the Royal Society, and the Academy of Medical Sciences run the Newton International Fellowship scheme 2020.  It will select the very best early-stage post-doctoral researchers that not hold UK citizenship and should be working outside of the UK at the point of application, and offer support for two years at UK research institutions.  The long-term aim of the scheme is to build a global pool of research leaders and encourage long-term international collaboration with the UK.

The aims of this scheme are as follows:

  • To support the development and training of postdoctoral researchers at an early stage of their career from any country outside the UK, by providing an opportunity to work at a UK research institution for two years.
  • To ensure the best postdoctoral researchers across all relevant disciplines from around the world are supported in the UK.
  • To foster long-term relations between Newton International Fellows and the UK research base through the establishment of an alumni programme for former Fellows of this Scheme. The alumni programme includes the possible provision of further funding for Newton International Fellows for follow-on activities, to enable links with UK-based researchers to be maintained and developed.

Research must be within the British Academy’s remit of the humanities and social sciences.  All details about the eligible subjects and  value of funding and support provided are on https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/newton-international-fellowships-2020-guidance-notes

The scheme provides grants of £24,000 per annum to cover subsistence (tax exempt) and up to £8,000 per annum to cover research expenses, a one-off payment of up to £3,000 for relocation expenses in year one only (£2,000 for EEA Nationals). Newton International Fellows may be eligible for follow-up funding of up to £6,000 per annum for up to 5 years following the completion of the Fellowship.

The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies will support applications to the Newton International Fellowships 2020. The 2020 round opens on 23 January 2020. This scheme focuses on early career international researchers.  OSGA holds an annually internal competition to decide which application(s) will be put forward under the scheme. Those who are interested to apply for this scheme should note that following the OSGA internal application procedure:

  • By February 25th, 2020 , please send the first draft of your application.  Please, DO NOT submit it via the Flexi Grant portal, but send a pdf file of your application (downloaded from the portal)  toresearch@area.ox.ac.uk and in CC francesca.tucci@area.ox.ac.uk. OSGA’s internal panel will provide information about the selected proposals within 10/15 working days.
  • By 4th March 2020, the selected proposals will be invited to send the final draft of the application to research@area.ox.ac.uk  and in CC francesca.tucci@area.ox.ac.uk. Please, DO NOT submit it via the FlexiGrant portal, but send a pdf file of your application downloaded from the portal;
  • The proposals selected for the OSGA’s support must be completed and submitted via the Flexi Grant portal by noon, 18th March 2020.

Before applying, interested candidates should look through the information available on https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/newton-international-fellowships

Requests for further information are welcome.  Please contact Francesca Tucci, Research Development Officer (francesca.tucci@area.ox.ac.uk).

 

Call for Applicants for 2019-20

The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies is running an internal selection process.  The OSGA internal deadline to submit a draft proposal is on 5 March 2019.

Please, submit to research@area.ox.ac.uk and in CC francesca.tucci@area.ox.ac.uk:

The candidates will be informed within 5 working days if they have been selected. They should then submit their final application by 14 March 2019 to ensure that supporting statements and references are completed on Flexigrant by the Research Services deadline on 20 March 2019. 

Requests for further information are welcome.  Please contact Francesca Tucci, Research Officer (francesca.tucci@area.ox.ac.uk).

Call for Applicants for 2018-19

The School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies is running an internal selection process.  The SIAS internal deadline to submit a draft proposal is on 1st March 2018.

Please, submit to administrator@area.ox.ac.uk and in CC francesca.tucci@area.ox.ac.uk:

The candidates will be informed within 5 working days if they have been selected. They should then submit their final application by 10th March 2018 to ensure that supporting statements and references are completed on Flexigrant by the Research Services deadline on 21st March 2018. 

Requests for further information are welcome.  Please contact Francesca Tucci, Research Officer (francesca.tucci@area.ox.ac.uk).