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International researchers begin fellowships in UK

26 November 2010

Three leading international researchers have been awarded Newton International Fellowships to carry out world-class research at the University of Bristol.

Awards were made to Isabel Guillamón for ‘Iron-based superconductivity: Fermi surface and superconducting gap anisotropy’ (School of Physics); Julian Mauricio Londono Monsalve (Department of Mechanical Engineering) for ‘Enhanced structural control systems for damage reduction under earthquakes’; and Florian Steinberg (School of Biochemistry) for ‘Role of SNX4:SNX7 and SNX4:SNX30 complexes in surface receptor recycling and cell motility’.

Newton International Fellowships are awarded jointly by the UK’s national research academies – the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society. The Fellowship programme is a government-sponsored initiative to ensure that the UK engages with the world’s most promising academics.

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, natural and social sciences. Fellows will receive support in the region of £100,000 each for a two-year period in the UK.

The collaborations and links formed by Newton Fellows during the course of their Fellowship will continue to be supported by the availability of follow-on funding of up to £6,000 per year each, for up to ten years to help develop lasting international networks.

Further information about the Newton International Fellowships is available online.

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