School of Life Sciences

Royal Society Newton International Fellowships


The School of Life Sciences at the University of Nottingham is currently inviting applications from talented early career researchers for the Royal Society Newton International Fellowships scheme.

Successful applicants will join a vibrant research community of around 100 hundred postdoctoral researchers and 150 academic members of staff. We welcome applications from across our three research divisions - Cells, Organisms and Molecular Genetics (COMGen); Infections, Immunity and Microbes (IIM); and Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience (PPN), particularly within the following strategic priority areas for the School:

  • Blueprint of Life 
  • Biodiversity and Climate Change   
  • Engineering Biology for Sustainable Life  
  • Infection and Microbes   
  • Molecules to Drugs  
  • Biomaterials for Health  
  • Healthy Ageing 

Research must be within the Royal Society’s remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. For a full list, please see the breakdown of subject groups and areas supported by the Royal Society.

To be eligible to apply, you need to:

  • have a PhD, or will have a PhD by the time the funding starts
  • have no more than seven 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 on research)
  • be working outside the UK
  • not hold UK citizenship
  • be competent in oral and written English

The scheme provides up to £350,000 over 3 years including salary, research expenses, relocation and visa costs for the applicant and their dependents (partner and children). This Fellowship is a flexible award which can be held on either full-time or part-time for health reasons and caring responsibilities. There is also provision for maternity, paternity, shared parental leave, adoptive or extended sick leave as well as financial support for childcare costs that arise from attending conferences and research visits.

Potential applicants should contact established researchers in the School who may be suitable hosts for their fellowship, and also the mailbox to receive support to develop their applications for the funder deadline on the 28th March. Any general queries can also be sent to the mailbox.

Useful links:

Royal Society Newton International Fellowships website

School of Life Sciences website

Life Sciences fellowships mailbox



Posted on Wednesday 15th February 2023

School of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham
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Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH

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