The Newton International Fellowships aim to attract the most promising, early stage, post-doctoral researchers working overseas, who do not hold UK citizenship, in the fields of humanities, engineering, natural and social sciences.

The scheme provides funding to successful candidates for up to two years to work with research groups at a UK research Institution and to establish long term international collaborations.

The Fellowships, and the linked alumni association, were originally an initiative of the UK's leading research academies - the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society - and Research Councils UK (RCUK).

It is hoped is that the collaborations and links formed during the course of the fellowship will continue to benefit Newton Fellows throughout their careers. To facilitate this, former Fellows may be eligible for follow-on funding of up to £6,000 per year, for potentially up to ten years, to help develop lasting international networks with the UK.

Former Newton Fellows will also become members of the UK International Fellowship Association managed by RCUK, which aims to build a network of overseas researchers, help them maintain contact with the UK and provide networking opportunities to encourage new collaborations.

The Royal Academy of Engineering is no longer administering new applications for Newton International Fellowships. Applications in areas of engineering are now administered along with the applications in science by the Royal Society.

For more information on the Newton International Fellowship Scheme please  email with any enquiries or go to:

the Newton Fellowships website