Current opportunities for collaboration

The grid below highlights some of the projects and topics for which Newton partner country researchers are currently seeking a UK collaborator or a UK host institution for British Council calls. It is possible to sort entries alphabetically by "Research area"; "Partner country"; "Partner institution" and "Call". 
To request further information about any of the projects and their lead applicants, please contact us at​ specifying which project you are interested in, and we will provide you with further details.   

PhD supervision (Full or Placement) = PhD programme​

Newton Fund priority areas; keywords
Proposed project or topic for collaboration

Food Science​ - Agriculture

​The development of drying methods and other methods to extend shelf-life of rice and fruit products including their value-adding by-products. The methods currently being conducted are foam-mat drying using various hydrocolloid additives and drying methods.

Agri-technologyThailandPhetchaburi Rajabhat UniversityIL

Integration of Energy Research - New and Renewable; Heat and mass transfer, Air conditioning and refrigeration, Adsorption system

Developing low-cost air conditioning technology to advanced energy conservation without environmental problems. The proposed technology of adsorption system for air conditioner is introduced to the developing countries where cost is a barrier and the proper utilized local materials are easily available.

Energy, Environmental challengesIndonesiaSebelas Maret UniversityIL

​Agritech; health and life sciences

Philippines Agricultural and Environmental Agencies constitute selected sectors of economic opportunity for private sector, which will drive the Philippines towards high-income status and global competitiveness. The LoRa Based Intelligent “Internet of Things” System for Smart Farming Management Technique and Water Quality Monitoring receives prioritized government support owing to their potential in enhancing the gross national income. 

Agriculture, Food security, Water management & security, Digital innovation and creativityPhilippinesUniversity of Perpetual Help System Dalta - Las Piñas City CampusIL


Training workshop on “omics” platforms for biodiversity phenotyping: potential for the valorization of Peruvian grain biodiversity

Omic techniques, grain biodiversity, phenotypingPeruUNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE SANTA MARIARL (Workshops)

​Functional evaluation
Functional food production house

Starting from soil remedial using organic fertilizers and natural green manures, the data base of local nutrition is developed to help society and government in managing public health sustainability. I have conducted research on yellow pumpkin and diabetes mellitus related diet components, modified root and tubers post harvest technology, velvet bean and Rhizopus sp. hybridization, and currently pursue (a) scaling up a production house for Health Ingredient based on commodities I have started with in the previous research and (b) field testing of organic fertilizer produced by my industrial partner for food plants in the high priority commodities of Indonesian Government. Overall, the end goal of research and development is to improve farmer welfare in Indonesia through the window opportunity of functional food resources. 

Agri-technologyIndonesiaWidya mandala Surabaya Catholic UniversityIL

​Moral imagination, sensitivity, judgment, intention and behavior​, social welfare in Indonesia

​Corporate and financial scandals are rising steadily each year (Global Economic Survey, 2015, Sullivan 2006), resulting in a credibility crisis in the accounting profession, managers and businesses. This raises questions about the effectiveness of ethics education. Effective ethics education helps students have the skills to make ethical decisions. I will develop instruments used to teach business and accounting profession ethics effectively using immersive virtual technology and then examine whether the instruments are able to increase moral imagination, sensitivity, judgment, intention and behavior. Effective ethics education is expected to increase ethics behavior of the university graduates and the ethical, i.e. no corruption, behavior is expected to positively affect economic development and social welfare of Indonesia.​

Ethics EducationIndonesiaUniversitas Gadjah MadaIL