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

​Disaster r​isk management, climate change adaptation, vulnerability, sustainable development​

​The development of an integrated disaster risk management model for municipalities in the Free State Province (South Africa)

Climate change and environment resilienceSouth AfricaCentral University of TechnologyRL (Travel Grants)
​Children's health, Integrated Management of Childhood Illness

​Development of a model to promote the implementation of Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses in Primary Health Care Clinics of Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa.

HealthSouth AfricaSefako Makgatho Health Sciences UniversityRL (Travel Grants)

​Food security, Post-harvest technology, Indigenous knowledge systems

The influence of organic fertilisers, post-harvest processing and storage on major phytonutrients in some Solanum spp (African nightshades)​

AgricultureSouth AfricaTshwane University of TechnologyRL (Travel Grants)

​Accounting for Education, High-performance Learning, Inclusive Education

​A model towards creating positive Accounting classroom conditions that supports successful learning at school

EducationSouth AfricaNorth-West UniversityRL (Travel Grants)

Societal challenges, school, family, community partnerships, teachers, parents learner partnerships; pupils and school decision-making; school partnerships

​Co-constituting the schooling process: Intervening to improve teacher, parent, and learner interrelationships

EducationSouth AfricaUniversity of PretoriaRL (Travel Grants)

​Anti-cancer drug discover, cervical cancer, angiogenesis, VEGF, RBBP6, E6 Oncoprotein​

Investigating the effects of RBBP6 (retinoblastoma binding protein 6) expression on VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) in cervical cancer cell proliferation

HealthSouth AfricaUniversity of PretoriaRL (Travel Grants)