The third round of Newton International Fellowships has been awarded jointly by the UK’s national research academies – the British Academy, The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society. The Fellowship programme is a government-sponsored initiative to ensure that the UK engages with the world’s most promising academics.

The Newton International Fellowships provide an opportunity for some of the most talented early career post-doctoral researchers working overseas to carry out world class research in UK institutions across all disciplines of humanities, engineering, natural and social sciences. Fellows will receive support in the region of £100,000 each for a two year period in the UK.

The collaborations and links formed by Newton Fellows during the course of their Fellowship will continue to be supported by the availability of follow-on funding of up to £6,000 per year each, for up to ten years to help develop lasting international networks.

Further information about the Newton International Fellowships can be found at  www.newtonfellowships.org

Notes for editors

  1. The Royal Society is an independent academy promoting the natural and applied sciences. Founded in 1660, the Society has three roles, as the UK academy of science, as a learned Society, and as a funding agency. It responds to individual demand with selection by merit, not by field. As we celebrate our 350th anniversary in 2010, we are working to achieve five strategic priorities, to:
    Invest in future scientific leaders and in innovation Influence policymaking with the best scientific advice Invigorate science and mathematics education Increase access to the best science internationally Inspire an interest in the joy, wonder and excitement of scientific discovery.
    For further information contact  Nicola Kane on 02074512508.
  1. The British Academy is the UK's national academy for the humanities and social sciences. Its purpose is to inspire, recognise and support excellence in these disciplines throughout the UK and internationally, and to champion their role and value.
    More information about the Academy's work is available at  www.britac.ac.uk  

    For media enquiries please contact  Kate Turnbull Press and PR Manager on 020 7969 5263
  2. Founded in 1976, The Royal Academy of Engineering promotes the engineering and technological welfare of the country. Our fellowship – comprising the UK’s most eminent engineers – provides the leadership and expertise for our activities, which focus on the relationships between engineering, technology, and the quality of life. As a national academy, we provide independent and impartial advice to Government; work to secure the next generation of engineers; and provide a voice for Britain’s engineering community.

For more information please contact

Jane Sutton at The Royal Academy of Engineering
Tel. 020 7766 0636; email:  Jane Sutton