Delivery partner

Royal Society

The Royal Society supports exceptional researchers to address the key global challenge themes, promotes international collaboration and strengthens research capacity in developing countries.

Newton Advanced Fellowships

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 Royal Society alongside the Academy of Medical Sciences and British Academy. 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. 

Newton International Fellowships

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 British Academy, Royal Society 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

Newton Mobility Grants support international researchers based in a Newton Fund partner country to establish and develop collaboration with UK researchers around a specific, jointly defined research project. The scheme aims to:

  • Strengthen research capacity of the partner countries – by facilitating training and skill transfer from the UK to partner countries
  • Support excellent research – by linking the best researchers in the UK with the best researchers and their groups in partner countries and providing support for initial exploratory research
  • Establish long term research links – between both partners to ensure sustainable research capacity in partner countries and benefit to the UK research community in the longer term

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 Royal Society is one of several contributing partners to this scheme.

 

Global Challenges Research Fund

We help UK and international researchers and innovators address the key issues affecting developing countries.

Newton Fund

We build research and innovation partnerships with countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to support social and economic welfare, tackle global challenges and develop talent and careers.