STEM and research careers

Evaluation of the Newton International Fellowship scheme


The Newton International Fellowship (NIF) scheme has been operating since 2008, jointly run by the Royal Society, British Academy (BA) and Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) with the aim of attracting the best early career post-doctoral researchers world-wide to conduct research in the UK. Ultimately its aims are to build research capacity in other countries and to foster long-term collaborations between UK researchers and those based in these countries.

The Royal Society and partner Academies commissioned CRAC to undertake an external evaluation to understand NIF participants’ experiences and to judge whether the scheme’s objectives are being met, assess impacts and gain insight into how well it works. This includes an online survey to gather evidence from current and previous NIF participants.

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Evaluation of the Newton International Fellowship scheme