Gender equality

Get to know the women leading research and innovation for development...

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Newton Fund &
Global Challenges Research Fund

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

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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.
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New website for COVID-19 researchers

A new website has launched to help academics share information about their COVID-19 research. The COVID CIRCLE Researcher Coordination Platform brings together researchers working on COVID-19 to help people in low- and middle-income countries. Key features of the website include:COVID-19 research...


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


To control cancer we must spark surgery activism

Prof Groesbeck Parham and Prof Richard Sullivan – Cancer control is complex. It requires team effort and coordination for the best possible outcomes. One of the cornerstones of cancer control is surgery. It’s the intervention that can cure and alleviate the suffering of cancer patients. And...

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.