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