British Academy fosters international collaboration in the humanities and social sciences and promotes the sharing of international perspectives on global challenges. The Academy’s Newton Fund awards provide training and support for academics pursuing both curiosity-driven research and development-related topics, in programmes designed in discussion with the partner countries.
This scheme provides established international researchers with an opportunity to develop the research strengths and capabilities of their research group through training, collaboration and reciprocal visits with a partner in the UK. The programme promotes skills and knowledge exchange with the aim of addressing global challenges and supporting economic development and social welfare in partner countries.
The scheme is delivered by British Academy alongside the Academy of Medical Sciences and Royal Society. It offers up to three years’ funding to early career group and network leaders in partner countries to develop their research by linking them with some of the best research groups in the UK.
This scheme provides early career international researchers with an opportunity to build links and undertake a research project for an extended period with leading researchers in the UK. The programme promotes skills and knowledge exchange with the aim of addressing global challenges and supporting economic development and social welfare in partner countries.
In partnership with the Academy of Medical Sciences and Royal Society, British Academy funds, for up to two consecutive years, early career post-doctoral researchers from partner countries to carry out a research project with a host within some of the UK’s first-class research environments.
Newton Mobility Grants provide support for international researchers based in a country covered by the Newton Fund to establish and develop collaboration with UK researchers around a specific jointly defined research project. The grants intend to strengthen the research capacity/capability of and contribute to promoting economic development and social welfare in, the overseas country. It is expected that the mobility grants will establish links between the overseas and UK researchers.
These one-year awards are particularly suited to initiate new collaborative partnerships, between scholars who have not previously worked together, or new initiatives between scholars who have collaborated in the past.
The British Academy is one of several contributing partners to this scheme.