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 look for a project by filtering for "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

Health; Energy; Environmental challenges; Urbanisation & smart cities; Education; Digital innovation and creativity​

The proposed project involves structural integrity assessment of Ti6Al4V parts manufactured by Selective Laser Melting (SLM) to qualify the technology for application in biomedical and aerospace industry.​​​​

Structural EngineeringSouth AfricaCape Peninsula University of TechnologyRL (Travel Grants)
Fruits and Vegetables Processing; Food Security; Food Innovation; Product development
Collaboration on processing innovation of fruits and vegetable as functional food ingredients
Agri-technologyPhilippinesCavite State UniversityIL
Microbiology; Microbial Ecology; Metagenomics; Ecogenomics
Extreme environments host unique microbial diversity that has adapted and thrives under conditions that have previously thought to be devoid of life. The haloalkaline lakes (Rift Valley) are examples of extreme environments where some of the lakes combine high pH, Salt concentration and high temperature. The proposed collaboration will focus on themes like the microbial diversity and function of these lakes. Particular interest will be given to the blend of cultivation and molecular tools and on the studying the effect of physicochemical factors on the diversity and function.
BiodiversityKenyaUniversity of EmbuRL (Workshops)
Companion Modelling; Agent-based Modelling; Disaster Risk Planning; Spatial Resilience; Geographic Information Systems
Assessing the Spatial Resilience of an Island Community in the Philippines through Companion Modelling for Disaster Risk and Recovery Planning
Environmental challenges‎PhilippinesUniversity of the Philippines Los BañosFull PhD

​Agriculture; Food security; Food processing, Fatty acid quantification

​In recent years, goat’s meat or chevon and its milk is regarded as healthier than other animals' products. To increase the supply and quality of these products, Isabela State University and the Cagayan Valley Small Ruminants Research Center is conducting upgrading of stocks in Cagayan Valley. However, scientific studies showed that the lipid/fat profile is lacking. The detection, identification, profiling and quantification of lipids, fats, fatty acid profile will promote healthier consumption of these foods and the information will be used to establish breed standard for product quality in terms of lipid/fat data for goat.

Agri-technologyPhilippinesIsabela State UniversityIL

​Agriculture; Environmental modeling and Climate change; Resilience to natural disasters

The topics of interest for the proposed collaboration are:

The production of commercial gas from Biogas from pig farm in Vietnam; Influence of active biochar on dioxin concentration in the soil; Estimate GHG emission from different paddy rice systems in Red River Delta in Vietnam

Agri-technologyVietnamInstitute for Agricultural EnvironmentRL (Workshops)