Applications are made online through Flexi-Grant®, an electronic application system run by the Royal Society. You must have a strong research project and a UK Co-applicant.
Applications for all Newton International Fellowships should be made online through the Royal Society's Electronic Grant Application and Processing system Flexi-Grant®.
You should also be aware that an application is made jointly by you and your proposed UK Co-applicant. Please note that no help in finding a UK Co-applicant will be provided by either of the two implementing academies. You need to have agreed a research project with your proposed UK Co-applicant before you apply.
You will be asked to identify two independent referees who are familiar with your area of research. You should send them a copy of your application; please make sure that they are aware of the main features of your proposal.
You should send them the Guidance for Statement Providers and Referees document found in the Scheme Notes, which tell them how to provide reference statements on Flexi-Grant®.
You will also be asked to provide details of individuals who will be asked to submit statements of support via Flexi-Grant® outlining your suitability for the Fellowship and explaining how it will benefit your research career.
The scheme is very competitive and as such it is important to make the best case for your application. You should:
- Include all relevant information and supporting arguments in the application. The application stands alone and there is no opportunity for reconsideration on further evidence after assessments have been made.
- Observe the assessment criteria to ensure you are providing the necessary information to show how your application meets these.
- Present your application clearly; evidence of good planning, financial responsibility and measurable outcomes can be as important as excellent research.
- Save information entered on Flexi-Grant® as you proceed: you may be automatically logged out after a long period of inactivity and any unsaved information will be lost.
- Print a copy of your application and check that no information is omitted before submitting: once submitted you will not be able to edit your application without asking your approver to return it to you.