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Post-doc Newton Fellowship

Dear all,

 

Below is an opportunity to apply for post-doctoral positions in the UK for two years if you are not currently working in the UK. I am currently looking for candidates with expertise in computational mechanics to complement the work being performed by 4 to 5 Ph.D. students in areas related to: (1) fracture mechanics (2) surgical simulation (3) multiphysics and multiscale modelling of fracture in materials with complex architectures. Please contact me if you are interested stephane dot bordas at gmail dot com

Stephane Bordas

University of Glasgow 

 



Dear All,

A new
multi-million pound initiative to fund research collaborations and
improve links between UK and overseas researchers has been launched.

The
Newton International Fellowships aim to attract the most promising,
early stage, post-doctoral researchers working overseas, who do not
hold UK citizenship, in the fields of humanities, engineering, natural
and social sciences.

The
scheme provides funding to successful candidates for up to 2 years to
work with research groups at a UK research Institution and to establish
long term international collaborations.

The
Fellowships, and the linked alumni association, are an initiative of
the UK's leading research academies - the British Academy, The Royal
Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society - and Research Councils UK
(RCUK).

The
funding will be distributed in the form of 50 research fellowships per
round of applications. Successful candidates will receive an annual
subsistence of £24,000, up to £8,000 for research expenses, and a
one-off payment of £2,000 for relocation.

It
is hoped that the collaborations and links formed during the course of
the fellowship will continue to benefit Newton Fellows throughout their
careers. To facilitate this, former Fellows will be eligible for
follow-on funding of up to £6,000 per year, for up to ten years, to
help develop lasting international networks with the UK.

Former
Newton Fellows will also become members of the UK International
Fellowship Association managed by RCUK, which aims to build a network
of overseas researchers, help them maintain contact with the UK and
provide networking opportunities to encourage new collaborations.

Applications
for Newton International Fellowships are invited for Fellowships
starting in 2009. The deadline for applications is
Monday 4 August 2008.

For more information on the Newton International Fellowship Scheme please go to www.newtonfellowships.org <http://www.newtonfellowships.org/> or email any enquiries to info@newtonfellowships.org.

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