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Open Vacancies

Royal Society Newton International Fellowships

Published on 17/01/2018 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Salary: 
See call documentation for details: £24,000 per annum for subsistence costs (Tax exempt)
Starting Date: 
Between 01 January 2022 and 30 June 2022
Tenure: 
2 Years

The Institute of Astronomy is pleased to invite expressions of interest from suitably qualified researchers who wish to apply for a Newton International Fellowship to be held at the Institute. The Newton International Fellowship scheme will select the very best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world, and offer support for two years at UK research institutions. The grants of £24,000 per annum (Tax Free) to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 per annum to cover research expenses, plus a one-off relocation allowance of up to £3,500 for relocation expenses.

See https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/newton-international/ for further details.

The long-term aim of the scheme is to build a global pool of research leaders and encourage long-term international collaboration with the UK. The Newton International Fellowships scheme is run by The British Academy and the Royal Society. The Fellowships cover the broad range of physical, natural and social sciences and the humanities. They provide grants of £24,000 per annum to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 per annum to cover research expenses, plus a one-off relocation allowance of up to £3,500 for relocation expenses. The Newton International Fellowships Scheme covers researchers in the following disciplines: physical sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Please see the scheme notes for more information, including eligibility criteria and the application process.

  • Interested applicants should make contact with us as soon as possible, and not later than 28th May.

  • Applications must be submitted by the applicant by 9th June to allow time for internal approval before the Royal Society deadline on 16th June. 

  • In the first instance applicants should make contact with a member of the Institute's Academic Staff who has related research interests to discuss the possibility of hosting the fellowship within the Institute.

Application Deadline Date: 
28 May 2021

Closed Vacancies

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