Newton Fund &
Global Challenges Research Fund

We use science, research and innovation to tackle global development challenges

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News: Online talks about research for development

Our next virtual event on Wednesday 2 December will discuss the principles of and guidance for safeguarding and equality, diversity and inclusion in research for development

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Funding opportunities

View our open funding opportunities, find a UK collaborator and subscribe to Newton Fund and GCRF bulletins.

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Our funds

Newton Fund and Global Challenges Research Fund are managed by the UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. They allow researchers and innovators around the world to find lasting solutions to global challenges such as human health, food security and climate change.

Enhancing the science, research and innovation community across the UK and globally

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Newton Prize 2020: winners announced

UK and international experts join forces to tackle health, climate and development issues Projects aim for sustainable impact through science, research and innovation £1.5 million follow-on funding to be split among six projects across five countriesSix winners of the Newton Prize 2020...

Supporting global goals

We use UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) to help meet global goals including poverty reduction, gender equality and sustainable cities. By investing in new research and supporting people and their careers, we aim to develop lasting solutions to development challenges around the world.