Newton Fund


February 20th, 2015

Newton Fund: building science and innovation capacity in developing countries

A range of international collaboration opportunities are now available through the £375M Newton Fund. Current calls are listed on the Newton Fund website (section 4) but highlights include:

Newton International Fellowships Closes: 25 Feb

Call information

www.newtonfellowships.org

Academy of Medical Sciences

Newton Advanced Fellowships Closes: 18 March

Call information

Academy of Medical Sciences

Royal Society

British Academy

Newton Mobility Grants Closes: 18 March

Call information

British Academy

Using Critical Zone Science to Understand Sustaining the Ecosystem Service of Soil & Water (CZO) Closes: 6 April

Call information

NERC
EoI to attend workshop in Nanjing, China

NERC / ESRC / NSFC call for Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards In Earthquake-Prone regions in China (IRNHiC) Closes: TBC

Call information:

NERC Call information expected in March

Atmospheric Pollution and Human Health in a Developing Megacity: India workshop Closes: 16 March

Call information

NERC
EoI to attend workshop in Delhi

Further rounds of the Researcher Links and Institutional Links (British Council) are expected in April and June 2015. The Newton Fund:

  • Is part of the UK’s official development assistance and aims to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of developing countries.
  • Currently involves 15 countries: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.
  • Is split over 5 years (£75M p.a.) and is delivered by the Research Councils, national academies, British Council, Met Office and Innovate UK.
  • Covers three pillars: people, research collaboration and translation

More information on the Newton Fund is available from steven.hardy@nottingham.ac.uk who should also be informed if you intend to submit an application to any of the calls.

 

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