Dear All,


A new multi-million pound initiative to fund research collaborations and
improve links between UK and overseas researchers has been launched.

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 2 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, are 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).

The funding will be distributed in the form of 50 research fellowships per
round of applications. Successful candidates will receive an annual
subsistence of £24,000, up to £8,000 for research expenses, and a one-off
payment of £2,000 for relocation.

It is hoped 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 will be eligible for follow-on
funding of up to £6,000 per year, for 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.

Applications for Newton International Fellowships are invited for
Fellowships starting in 2009. The deadline for applications is *Monday 4
August 2008*.

For more information on the Newton International Fellowship Scheme please go
to www.newtonfellowships.org or email
any enquiries to infonewtonfellowships.org.


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