The Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy and the Royal Society have announced the first round of recipients of their new research funding scheme, the Newton Advanced Fellowships. The scheme provides established international researchers with an opportunity to develop the research strengths and capabilities of their research groups through training, collaboration and reciprocal visits with a partner in the UK.
Researchers in Brazil, China, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey will collaborate with research partners in the UK. It is anticipated the skills and knowledge gained through these partnerships should lead to changes in the well-being of communities and increased economic benefits for partner countries. Partner agencies in participating countries are also offering their own schemes which UK researchers can apply for.
The recipients receive funding for diverse research projects which include studying the anthropogenic pollution effects on clouds in the Amazon; evaluating the role of youth employability programmes in South Africa; understanding how risk behaviour shapes foreign capital flows to Turkey; designing photocatalysts for solar fuels; working on child obesity in Mexico; examining the effects of affirmative action in college admission on social mobility in Brazil; and a study on antibiotic resistance.
See the full list of recipients and their areas of research via the webpage. Non-Russell Group recipients include Northumbria University, Heriot-Watt University, University of Greenwich and Edge Hill University.
Applications for the next round of Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal Society and British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowships closes on 16 September 2015. The Royal Society also has a LinkedIn group to facilitate finding partners.
If you intend to apply for a Newton Advanced Fellowship in this or future rounds, please contact Emily Cieciura as soon as possible.