Latest Round of Newton Fund Calls

By Jul.13, 2017

The latest round of calls under the Newton Fund’s recurring programmes has just been announced. Details of the calls are below, all of which have a deadline of 19 September 2017.

As with all Newton Fund programmes, the aim of each call is to promote the economic development and welfare of either the partner countries or, through working with the partner country, to address the problems of low-income and vulnerable populations. In this regard, all applications must meet the required relevance to economic development or social welfare (‘ODA compliance’ – see call guidelines for further information) of the partner country.

Newton Institutional Links

Newton Institutional Links aims to build UK-partner country research and innovation collaborations centred on shared research and innovation challenges which have direct relevance to social welfare and economic development.

This programme is designed to establish links beyond the level of the individual researcher and innovation practitioner, opening up opportunities for more sustainable, solution-oriented collaborations between academic groups as well as with the private and third sector (e.g. SMEs, NGOs, technology transfer offices and other not-for-profit organisations).

Partner countries may specify priority areas and will only accept applications within these. Priority areas are listed in the call document.

Partner countries: Egypt, Thailand, Turkey

Size of Grant: £50,000 – 300,000 (check call for details of country-specific limits)

Full call details

Newton Researcher Links Workshop Grants

Newton Researcher Links Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and a partner country to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research. Once funded, grants are available for early-career researchers in the UK and the country hosting the workshop to attend.

Partner countries may specify priority areas and will only accept applications within these. Priority areas are listed in the call document.

Partner countries: China, Philippines

Size of Grant: Depends on partner countries and number of attendees

Full call details

Newton Researcher Links Travel Grants

Researcher Links Travel Grants provide financial support for early-career researchers to undertake an international research placement to strengthen links for future collaboration, build research capacity in developing economies, and enhance the researcher’s career opportunities.

Researchers that reside in the UK can apply for funding to visit a university or research institution in one of the partner countries, and those residing in one of the partner countries can apply for funding to come to the UK.

Partner countries may specify priority areas and will only accept applications within these. Priority areas are listed in the call document.

Partner countries: Indonesia, Philippines, South Africa

Duration of visit: 1-6 months depending on partner country (check call for details)

Size of Grant: Depends on partner country and length of visit

Full call details

For help or advice with a proposed application under any of these calls, please contact the relevant member of the Research Development Team for your School.

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