The Newton Fund promotes
the economic development and welfare of poor people in partnering
countries, through science and innovation partnerships. It
aims to strengthen science and innovation capacity and unlock
further funding to support poverty alleviation. It is managed by
UK's Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, and delivered
through 15 UK delivery partners in collaboration with 15 partner
The Newton Fund was launched in
2014 and originally consisted of £75 million each year for 5 years.
In the 2015 UK Spending Review it was agreed to extend and expand
the Fund. The Newton Fund was extended from 2019 to 2021 and
expanded by doubling the £75 million investment to £150 million by
2021, leading to a £735 million UK investment to 2021, with partner
countries providing matched resources within the Fund. The funding
covers activities in three broad categories:
People: increasing capacity for
science and innovation in partner countries.
research collaborations on development topics.
creating collaborative solutions to development challenges
and strengthening innovation systems.
For more information visit:www.newtonfund.ac.uk and
follow via Twitter: @NewtonFund
All Newton opportunities
Click above to visit the official UK Newton Fund website for a
listing of all calls and oportunities.
Finding a Collaborator
The UK HE International Unit and the British Council will be
offering to help match UK and Newton Fund country researchers to
potential partners for the Researcher Links and Institutional Links
Under the Newton fund the UK HE International Unit is
working closely with British Council in-country Managers to support
institutional matching and partnerships. We will be offering to
help match UK and Newton Fund country researchers to potential
partners for the Researcher Links and Institutional Links calls. -
See more at:
Postgraduate Support Service
Click here to learn more about the IU's postgraduate support
service, aimed at assisting prospective postgraduate (PhD) scholars
who are interested in applying for a Newton Fund PhD placement
or scholarship in the UK.
Newton Fund Network
Click here for more information & details of how to join our
Newton Fund Network, and to receive updates about all new and open
calls from our Newton Funding Bulletin.