Information session, Friday 17 February

Following a great deal of interest in the Royal Society and British Academy International Fellowships scheme, we will be running an information session online on Friday 17 February at 10:00. This session is primarily aimed at staff who are looking to support an external, international applicant in applying for this scheme either now or in future years, but you may wish to invite prospective applicants to attend the session too.

The scheme has a number of changes for the 2023 call, in order to offer an enhanced opportunity to attract and retain emerging international talent. As such, this session may be of interest to those who have recently considered putting an applicant forward for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship or other international early career fellowships.

This session will provide basic details about the scheme, how the calls have changed in 2023, and you will also hear from a previous Newton International Fellowship mentor, who will discuss their experience of applying for the scheme and mentoring a successful International Fellow.

Please register for this event through Zoom. If you have any questions about this scheme which you would like answered in advance, please send them to

As always, if you are supporting an applicant through this scheme, please notify your Departmental/Faculty Research Support team as soon as possible, as the deadline for this scheme is 28 March.

Newton International Fellowships - Overview

The Royal Society and British Academy's International Fellowships schemes enable researchers to work for three 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, social sciences and the humanities. The Newton International Fellowships scheme is delivered by the British Academy, and the Royal Society.

Traditionally, the scheme typically opens in January, with a deadline in March.

For the 2023 call, the deadline is 28 March 2023.

Link to Funder Guidance

Please always refer to the funder guidance as the definitive source of information!

Royal Society Newton International Fellowships

British Academy International Fellowships

Changes to 2023 call

For the 2023 round, please note the following changes to the scheme, primarily aimed at enhancing the value of the awards:

  • These Fellowships will be funded at 80% fEC for Directly Incurred staff costs, Directly Allocated costs and Indirect costs
  • The length of the award will be 3 years, not 2
  • Successful Fellows will no longer be classified as visiting researchers on a stipend, but salaried employees.
Who to contact with questions about applying

Your Department's Research Support Office

University Fellowship Coordinator: Taryn Bell (

Information for Chairs of DRC and Research Support Administrators

Sharing of information

  • There is no University-level selection process for this scheme, with departments taking the lead on reviewing candidates' suitability.
  • Please see the UoY Notes to support Departments and Candidates document for insights into the scheme. We're keen to share useful information, so please do add knowledge or information to the document that might be useful to other departments.

Opportunities for support

If you feel that the application would benefit from additional financial support, please see the guidance for applying to the Fellowship Coordination Committee

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