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Recipients of prestigious Newton Advanced Fellowships announced

Published: 17 December 2015

The Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy and the Royal Society have  announced the second round of recipients of Newton Advanced Fellowships, a research funding scheme which made its first awards last year.

The scheme provides established international researchers with an opportunity to develop the research strengths and capabilities of their research groups through training, collaboration and reciprocal visits with a partner in the UK.

Researchers in Brazil, China, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey will collaborate with research partners in the UK. It is hoped the skills and knowledge gained through these partnerships should lead to changes in the wellbeing of communities and increased economic benefits for partner countries. Partner agencies in participating countries are also offering their own schemes which UK researchers can apply for.

Royal Society Awardees, Dr Felipe Pinheiro, a visiting research fellow from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) currently based at the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) is working with ORC researcher Dr Nikitas Papasimakis on their project entitled: Optical Activity and Optical Forces in Disordered Arrays of Plasmonic Oscillators.

See the full list of recipients at the British Academy.  

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