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Newton International Fellowships - Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, York University

The Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre at the University of York (UK) is now open to expressions of interest for applicants to the Newton International Fellowships for 2019.

We invite applications from all eligible countries but particularly from the Newton Fund partner countries which include Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey.

The proposed research must be within the British Academy’s remit of the humanities and social sciences, with more details on the disciplines covered available here. We particularly invite applicants working in areas that align with the IGDC’s five research themes:

  1. Citizenship

  2. Development Alternatives

  3. Governance

  4. Health & Wellbeing

  5. Sustainability

You can find more information about the projects currently underway at the IGDC by clicking on the regions or research themes on our research page.

How to apply:

The deadline to submit an Expression of Interest for this scheme is 5pm (GMT) on Friday 8 March 2019. This leaves enough time for the IGDC to shortlist candidates and assist with proposal co-development ahead of the Newton Fund deadline of 27 March 2019 (3pm UK time). Applications should include:

  • CV (4 pages max): including your name and current institution, the date of submission of your doctorate or date of your doctoral viva, and the names of two nominated references (please note that at least one of the referees must be a UK-based researcher. For more details see page 5 of the Newton International Fellowship Notes)

  • A summary of your proposed project (max. 1500 words) which includes a general description of the proposed research to be carried out with clear specification of the context and research objectives of the proposed study, a description of the methodology to be used and an indication of milestones/timescales  

  • One paragraph on why you see the IGDC at York as a good fit for your planned project, and the name of the proposed UK co-applicant.

  • One paragraph underlining why you consider yourself to be an outstanding candidate for this scheme.

  • One writing sample (article or chapter, published or unpublished).

While crafting your proposal, we recommend that you check page 7 of the Newton Fund’s guidance document for the scheme’s assessment criteria. Candidates are strongly advised to liaise with appropriate members of academic staff between now and 8 March to discuss their project informally and the structure of their application.

Expressions of interest and any questions should be directed at Lauren Avery ( or Professor Jean Grugel (

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