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The UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund launched in 2014. It brings the best researchers and innovators from UK and China to tackle the biggest challenges we face globally.

The way we work with China through the Newton Fund reflects our shared position as global science leaders and means that the knowledge we can develop in partnership will generate global development impact. This will benefit the poorest people around the world and contribute to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Given its size, China is central to important regional and global development issues. Global problems cannot be solved without China’s engagement and many of the complex development challenges that China faces are relevant to other countries, including rapid aging, building an effective health system, and addressing climate change (World Bank, 2020).

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Priorities for China

These are mutually identified priorities between the UK and China. Priorities may not cover everything we currently fund and may evolve over time to ensure they continue to meet our shared objectives.
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Agriculture
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Climate
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Energy
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Health
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Natural environment
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Sustainable industry and cities
FEATURED STORY

New drugs to beat cancers endemic in developing countries

According to the World Health Organisation, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the world. Nasopharyngeal and lung cancers in particular, are endemic in countries across South Asia, such as Indonesia and Vietnam . Current cancer treatments include surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy,...

Local funding partners

Each Newton Fund partnership is unique. UK and international partners work together to devise and deliver Newton Fund programmes.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Funding opportunities

Information about our schemes, funding guidance, what's on offer and our partner matching service.

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Contact the China team

If you are interested in learning more about China please get in touch with our local team.

Richard Baker

Newton Fund Strategic Manager

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Given its size, China is central to important regional and global development issues. Global problems cannot be solved without China’s engagement and many of the complex development challenges that China faces are relevant to other countries, including rapid aging, building an effective health system, and addressing climate change (World Bank, 2020).
0 billion (total population)
0 % of GDP (research & development expenditure 2010-17)
0 million (people in China living below the upper-middle-income poverty line)
OPPORTUNITIES

Funding opportunities

Information about our schemes, funding guidance, what's on offer and our partner matching service.

Related articles

Secure food production for present and future generations relies on healthy agricultural...

11 October 2022

By Munir Iqbal A new type of avian influenza that can infect poultry and humans, called H7N9, emerged in China in February 2013. Since then, there have been over 1500 confirmed human infections with...

28 August 2020

Critical infrastructure in our cities such as roads, bridges, powerlines and subways are...

13 April 2022
Newton Fund and GCRF are drawing to a close. The International Science Partnerships Fund (ISPF) is a new UK Government fund supporting research and innovation on the major themes of our time: Planet, Health, Tech, Talent. To stay on the Newton-GCRF website click Continue, if you would like to find out more about ISPF click Read more.