The Newton Fund has announced a range of calls with deadlines in early August. Full details and access to call documents can be found via the Newton Fund website here.
The current range of calls include:
- Newton Fund Institutional Links (Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Mexico, Philippines, Thailand, Turkey) – to start and grow collaborations between departments and groups in the UK and partner countries, support exchange of expertise and fund research projects.
- Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshops (Brazil, China, Jordan, Philippines) – to support coordination of workshops between UK and partner countries.
- Newton Fund Researcher Links Travel Grants (South Africa and wider Africa) – to support early career researchers (within 10 years of PhD) in partner countries to travel to the UK.
- Newton Fund Research Environment Links (Turkey, Vietnam) – supporting exchange of best practice and training in areas designed to build capacity in partner countries.
If you are interested in applying to any of these calls, please contact your Research Development Manager.
About the Newton Fund
The Newton Fund is a key initiative in which UK funding bodies including the UK research councils, Innovate UK, British Council and academies and learned societies have partnered with funding agencies in low and middle income countries to support science and innovation partnerships. In some cases these are thematic, addressing a specific challenge area and in others they are more general capacity building activities. In all cases, the key driver is responding to the needs of the partner country and activities need to be ODA compliant (Ed – there are some helpful pointers on the Newton Fund website here, and colleagues in the Research Development Team can help you to think about whether your project ideas fit requirements).