Newton Fund


We support delivery of the Newton Fund, helping the higher education sector to access funding for international research collaboration and applicants to​ connect with host institutions in the UK.

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. 

UUKi's role in Newton

We support the delivery of the Newton Fund through:

  • Outreach and communications, promoting Newton Fund opportunities to the sector through the monthly Newton Funding Bulletin, university visits and our biannual Newton Fund Network meetings
  • Representing sector views in the design and evaluation of the programme through participation in the Newton Fund programme and ministerial advisory boards
  • Delivery in partnership with the British Council, helping Newton Fund country researchers identify UK collaborators and connecting Newton PhD candidates to host UK institutions.

Finding a collaborator

If you would like to apply for either the 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 Newton call, please check the Opportunities for Collaboration grid, which we update regularly with partner requests received from Newton Fund countries.

Newton PhD applicants

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.

 Newton PhD applicants

 Newton Fund case studies

Case studies on UUKi activities in supporting the delivery of the Newton Fund.  

 Sherdon Niño Uy

P​hD Newton Fund scholarship recipient - The Philippines​​​