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The Newton-Bhabha partnership was established in 2014. It brings the best researchers and innovators from UK and India to tackle the biggest challenges we face globally.

With a population of more than 1.2 billion, India is the world’s largest democracy. Over the past decade, the country’s integration into the global economy has been accompanied by economic growth. The relevance of India’s experience, know-how and investments for the development efforts of other nations well-position the country to play a greater leadership role in the global arena. On crucial issues ranging from managing scarce water resources, to modernizing food systems, to improving rural livelihoods, to ensuring that megacities become engines of sustainable economic growth and inclusion, India’s development trajectory will have a major influence on the rest of the world (World Bank, 2020).

The way we work with India 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.

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Priorities for India

These are mutually identified priorities between the UK and India. 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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Sustainable cities and urbanisation
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Public health and wellbeing
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Energy-water-food nexus
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Understanding oceans
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Better monitoring of maternal health will save lives

Obstetric haemorrhage, pre-eclampsia and sepsis account for more than 50 percent of maternal deaths worldwide. Early detection and effective management of these conditions relies on vital signs monitoring, including pulse and blood pressure. A Newton-Bhabha funded collaboration between researchers...

Local funding partners

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

OPPORTUNITIES

Funding opportunities

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

Contact the India team

If you are interested in learning more about Newton-Bhabha Fund please get in touch with our local team.

Dr Rita Sharma

Head, Newton Fund India

Tamil Chandru

Senior Advisor, Newton Fund India

Aakanksha Upadhyay

Advisor, Newton Fund India

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With a population of more than 1.2 billion, India is the world’s largest democracy. Over the past decade, the country’s integration into the global economy has been accompanied by economic growth. The relevance of India’s experience, know-how and investments for the development efforts of other nations well-position the country to play a greater leadership role in the global arena.

On crucial issues ranging from managing scarce water resources, to modernizing food systems, to improving rural livelihoods, to ensuring that megacities become engines of sustainable economic growth and inclusion, India’s development trajectory will have a major influence on the rest of the world (World Bank, 2020)

0 billion (total population)
0 % of GDP (research & development expenditure 2010-17)
0 % population relied primarily on clean fuels and technology in 2018
OPPORTUNITIES

Funding opportunities

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

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