The Newton Fund aims to promote the economic development and welfare of either the 15 partner countries or, through working with the partner country, to address the problems of poor people around the world. It will do so through strengthening their science and innovation capacity and unlocking further funding to support poverty alleviation. It is part of the UK’s official development assistance (ODA).
The fund is managed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
The Fund consists of £75 million each year from 2014 for 5 years and covers three broad areas:
- People: increasing capacity in science and innovation, individually and institutionally in partner countries
- Research: research collaborations on development topics
- Translation: creating collaborative solutions to development challenges and strengthening innovation systems
Find out more about the Newton Fund – how it works, funding opportutnies and its partners.
You can get involved with the Newton Fund. Hosted by the UK HE International Unit, the 2nd Newton Fund Network meeting is taking place on 3rd March 2016.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Claire Durkin, Head of International Knowledge and Innovation (Global), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
- Dr Claire McNulty, Director of Science, British Council
- Jacqui Williams, Newton Fund Strategic Lead, RCUK
- Daniel Gosling, Newton Fund Programme Officer, Innovate UK
You may also consider attending one of the British Council International Researcher Workshops. Early Career Researchers can apply for funding to attend.
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