The British Academy announces 12 Newton International Fellowships for promising overseas academics

17 Dec 2018

Analysing anti-migrant groups in the UK and France, examining voluntary shifts of attention, and identifying pathways to democratic climate governance in Africa; the British Academy has awarded over £1 million to 12 promising overseas academics, allowing them to pursue postdoctoral research in the UK.

The funding has been allocated under the Newton International Fellowships scheme. Worth up to £100,000 in total, these Fellowships enable talented early career researchers from any country overseas to work for two years at a UK institution of their choice. The aim is to support the development and training of the next generation of research talent and foster the creation of long-term collaborative links with the UK.

The full list of award-holders is:

  • Sectarianism, Land and State in Syria Under the French Mandate (1915-1939) – Dr Seda Altug (Turkey), University of Oxford

  • Nested Empires: Human-Ant Negotiated Geographies in Nineteenth-Century Brazil – Dr Diogo Cabral (Brazil), School of Advanced Study, University of London

  • Instruments of Modern Iberian Empires: Towards a Critical History of Globalisation – Dr Leonardo Ariel Carrio Cataldi (Italy), University College London

  • Pathways to Democratic Climate Governance in Africa: Comparing Territorialisation in Community-Based REDD+ Carbon Forestry Projects in Tanzania and Senegal – Dr Melis Ece (Turkey), University of Sussex

  • Making Gender Visible: An Intersectional Exploration of Immigration Detention in the UK, Italy and Portugal – Dr Francesca Esposito (Portugal), University of Oxford

  • Rethinking Classical Music: Music Theatre, the Holy Roman Empire and the Musical Canon, 1775-1806 – Dr Austin Glatthorn (Canada), Durham University

  • Moral Socialisation of Aché Children – Dr Jan David Hauck (United States of America), London School of Economics

  • Palintonos: A New Reconstruction of Ancient Greek and Proto-Indo-European Accentuation – Dr Jesse Lundquist (United States of America), University of Oxford

  • Anti-Migrant Groups in France and Great Britain: A Comparative Analysis – Dr Matthijs Gardenier (France), University of Manchester

  • Reforming the Roman Republic – Dr Kit Morrell (Australia), Durham University

  • Defining Cultural Boundaries in the European Upper Palaeolithic Archaeology and Rock Art in Eastern Europe (Palaeoarteast) – Dr Aitor Ruiz-Redondo (France), University of Southampton

  • Voluntary Shifts of Attention: Behavioural and Electrophysiological Consequences – Dr Alon Zivony (Israel), Birkbeck, University of London.

Professor Ash Amin, Foreign Secretary & Vice-President of the British Academy, said:

‘It is a great pleasure to announce the latest cohort of Newton International Fellows in the humanities and social sciences. These Fellowships help to support the development of some of the most promising early-career researchers from around the world, channelling their talent, energy and creativity also to the benefit of UK higher education and research.  We wish the Newton International Fellows every success and look forward to seeing the results of their work.’

The window for applications to the next round of Newton International Fellowships opens on 24 January 2019. For further details, see:

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