Newton International Fellowship - For overseas researchers

The Newton International Fellowship - For overseas researchers scheme is now closed for applications. This page will be updated once the 2022 scheme call is announced. 

The Newton International Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations.

The scheme aims to attract the most promising early career postdoctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of natural sciences, physical sciences, medical sciences, social sciences and the humanities. Applicants must not hold UK citizenship and must currently be working outside the UK.  

Applications are submitted jointly by the researcher and the UK academic co-applicant (mentor). It is essential that you make contact with your co-applicant well in advance of the deadline as the contact should lead to a clearly defined and mutually-beneficial research project proposal. If you do not have a co-applicant in mind, please have a look at our research pages and staff profiles, and searchable co-applicant lists – and feel free to make contact directly with relevant colleagues. Alternatively you can contact LCSResearch@leeds.ac.uk and we will be happy to advise you. 

LCS screens applications for quality and offers rigorous peer review to candidates. You are strongly encouraged to get in touch with us at the earliest possible opportunity so that we can help you to define and elucidate your research project, as well as working with you on the application itself.

The 2021 iteration of this scheme is now closed, and the 2022 iteration has not yet been opened. If you are planning to apply in 2022, then it may be useful to know that in 2021 the scheme deadline was 5pm on 16 June 2021. Please note that the University’s internal deadline for this scheme was two weeks before the funder deadline - and late applications will not be accepted. Applications must be received at least one month before the external deadline if you wish to receive peer review (though earlier submission is strongly encouraged). 

If you have any queries on this scheme which are not covered by these pages then please contact LCSResearch@leeds.ac.uk and we will be happy to help.