The Newton Fund builds scientific and innovation partnerships with 16 partner countries to support their economic development and social welfare, and to develop their research and innovation capacity for long-term sustainable growth. It has a total UK government investment of £735 million up until 2021, with matched resources from the partner countries.
The Newton Fund is managed by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and delivered through 15 UK delivery partners, which include the research councils, the UK academies, the British Council, Innovate UK and the Met Office.
We support the delivery of the Newton Fund through:
If you would like to apply for the British Council's Researcher Links or Institutional Links Newton Fund calls and require assistance in identifying a potential collaborator, please complete our Partner Request Form.
If you are a UK researcher and are looking to find a collaborator for a British Council's Newton call, please check the Opportunities for Collaboration grid, which we update regularly with partner requests received from Newton Fund countries.
UUKi operates a Student Support Service. If you would like to apply to one of the calls listed here and would like our assistance to find a host UK university, please complete our Student Support Form.
For a full list of current calls visit the funding opportunities section of the Newton Fund website.
Case studies on UUKi activities in supporting the delivery of the Newton Fund.
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