Peru has recently become a Newton partner country with the launch of the Newton-Paulet Fund.
This government-level partnership will allow researchers from both countries to work together to promote science and innovation that contributes to economic development, improves the quality of life in Peru and strengthens ties to face future global challenges.
The Newton-Paulet Fund is named in honour of the renowned Peruvian scientist Pedro Paulet. The Fund will focus on research, innovation and capacity building in three priority areas:
- Health, specifically malnutrition and anaemia
- Clean water, including the impact of glacier retreat
- Biodiversity and the unique geography of Peru.
Calls for proposals will be soon launched and promoted by Concytec via its Cienciactiva research funding initiative.
For more information, please visit the Newton Fund.