Newton Fellowships 2018

UCL History is keen to work with outstanding early-career researchers from outside the UK who wish to apply for a Newton International Fellowship. These fellowships provide funding for two years' research at a UK institution, and follow-on funding to maintain the collaboration once the researcher has returned to their home country. This year's deadlines are in March.

General information

Newton International Fellowships are run by the British Academy, the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences and provide support for international researchers in the physical, natural, and social sciences, and the humanities, to study for two years at UK research institutions. They provide grants of up to £24,000 pa (tax-free) for subsistence and up to £8,000 pa for research expenses, as well as a one-off relocation allowance of up to £2,000. International Fellows may also be eligible for up to £6,000 pa for up to five years following the completion of the fellowship.

Applications are made through the Royal Society's Flexi-Grant system and should be made jointly with the UK research institution that will be hosting you. This organisation will be your main research contact in the UK, providing you with support and guidance in your research, access to the facilities you need, and assistance with the practical and research arrangements associated with your visit. 

Applicants must have a PhD in hand by the time that the funding starts. They should have no more than 7 years of active full-time postdoctoral experience, work outside the UK and not hold UK citizenship. They must be competent in written and spoken English.


Applying to partner with UCL History

If you are interested in coming to UCL History as a Newton International Fellow, please contact our Director of Research, Margot Finn (m.finn@ucl.ac.uk), copying in our Research Support Officer, Jess Hindes (j.hindes@ucl.ac.uk), with some information about yourself and your proposed project. The deadline for complete proposals to be submitted to the Royal Society is 27 March 2018, and so we have set an internal deadline of 13 March 2018 for those wishing to visit UCL on an International Fellowship to complete their sections of the application form. This allows time for us to approve the project and complete the institutional section of the form.