|Newton International Fellowships: Research Fellowships in the UK|
|Thursday, 30 October 2008|
The UK's leading academies, the Royal Society, the British Academy and the Royal Academy of Engineering, have announced the Newton International Fellowships for 2009.
These extremely prestigious fellowships enable early-career researchers (including post-docs and PhD students who are in the final stages of their thesis) working in the natural or social sciences, engineering and/or the humanities, and who are not UK citizens, to work at a UK institution for up to two years (stipend plus research expenses) with an ongoing 10-year stipend for fellowship alumni who continue in a research career beyond the original two year fellowship (how good's that!).
Applicants need to have a sponsor in the UK based at a UK research institution, and have a project in mind. The deadline for applications is 12 January 2009. Applications are made on-line: please see the website at: http://www.newtonfellowships.org/index.html for guidelines and more information about the fellowships.
Up to 50 fellowships are available for 2009 with the expectation that another 50 will be awarded in the following year.
This is a particularly fabulous opportunity for our PhD students, so if you have good connections with researchers in the UK and current students or recent PhD graduates you think might be interested, please pass this on.