AMS-DBT Newton International Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research


The Newton International Fellowship Scheme was established to select the very best early career postdoctoral researchers from all over the world, and enable them to work at UK research institutions for two years (or longer if working on a part-time basis).

This round of competition is delivered in partnership with the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Under the terms of the innovative arrangement that is in place, the DBT will provide awardees with a third year of funding, to enable them to continue their research in an eligible research institution in India. Fellowships in this round of the scheme will therefore be awarded for a total of 36 months.

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Applicants must hold a higher research degree such as a PhD or MD, or expect to obtain one by the time funding starts, and should have no more than four years of active full-time postdoctoral experience at the time of application (discounting career breaks, but including teaching experience and/​or time spent in industry). Additionally, applicants should not hold UK citizenship and should be working outside of the UK at the point of application. Applicants must have a clearly defined and mutually-beneficial, and interdependent research proposal agreed with a UK and Indian co-applicant.

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To Apply

Applications are submitted via the online grant application system of the AMS, and include a proforma capturing the key information required by the DBT.

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