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AMS- DBT Newton International Fellowship Scheme 2020 for Postdoctoral Research
International Office   Thursday, July 9, 2020

Brief Description:

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 the 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.

Host Institution(s): UK Institution

Course Level: Postdoc

Subject(s): Academy of Medical Sciences – Applicants undertaking clinical

and patient orientated research.

Grants: AMS funding (Years 1 and 2) will consist of:

• £24,000 per annum for subsistence costs (tax exempt) • up to £8,000 per annum for consumables • a one-off payment of up to £2,000 for relocation expenses in Year 1 only • A contribution will also be made to enable the UK host institution to host a Fellowship; this will be equal to 50% of the total award.


Applicants must hold a higher research degree such as a Ph.D. or MD, or expect to obtain one (to include passing the viva, if appropriate) before the start date of the fellowship. Confirmation of award of the Ph.D./MD will be required before any Fellowship award is confirmed. • Applicants must have obtained their higher research degree from India and should be located in India at the time of application. • Applicants should have no more than four years of active full-time postdoctoral experience at the time of application,

Deadline: 3 September 2020, 3pm UK time

For more detail about eligibility and how to apply,

Official Scholarship Website:



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