Leading international researchers awarded fellowships

22 Jan 2015

The seventh round of Newton International Fellowships has been awarded jointly by two of the UK’s national research academies – the British Academy and the Royal Society.

The Newton International Fellowships provide an opportunity for some of the most talented early career post-doctoral researchers working overseas to carry out world class research in UK institutions across all disciplines of humanities, engineering, and natural and social sciences. Fellows will receive support in the region of £100,000 each for a two year placement in the UK.
The Fellowships are part of a £29 million pound government initiative to ensure that the UK engages with the world’s most promising academics. 

The latest group of successful applicants will be investigating topics ranging from the effects of light and time-of-day on malaria-transmitting mosquitoes to prehistoric cognition of self and the other in North African rock art. They come from research institutes in around 20 different countries including India, Finland, Brazil and the USA and will be hosted at institutions across the UK.

The full list of the 2014 Newton International Fellowships can be read here.

Notes to editors

1. For more information please contact the British Academy press office: [email protected] / 02079695227

2. The British Academy for the humanities and social sciences. Established by Royal Charter in 1902. Its purpose is to inspire, recognise and support excellence and high achievement in the humanities and social sciences, throughout the UK and internationally, and to champion their role and value. For more information, please visit Follow the British Academy on Twitter @britac_news

3. The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine. The Society’s fundamental purpose, as it has been since its foundation in 1660, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.  For further information on the Royal Society please visit Follow the Royal Society on Twitter at or on Facebook at

4.The full list of Fellowships awarded is available at 

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