The Newton Fund builds research and innovation partnerships with countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to support economic development and social welfare, tackle global challenges and develop talent and careers.
It does this through:
- Equitable partnerships with middle-income countries
- Multidisciplinary research based on agreed national strategies
- Nurturing talent and careers with capacity development
UK delivery partners
The Newton Fund is managed by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The fund is delivered through UK partners who offer tailored research and innovation programmes in partnership with governments and organisations in each Newton Fund partner country.
Academy of Medical Sciences funds researchers across disciplines and from developing countries and the UK to forge new links and generate innovative research ideas to address global...
British Academy fosters international collaboration in the humanities and social sciences and promotes the sharing of international perspectives on global challenges. The Academy’s Newton Fund...
British Council supports the capacity development of researchers in developing countries and facilitates excellent research and innovation partnerships to help tackle development...
Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership (WCSSP) programme The Met Office develops strong, sustainable partnerships between UK and local research organisations to strengthen the resilience...
Royal Academy of Engineering supports ambitious innovators and develops the engineering and innovation capacity of individuals, organisations and systems in Newton Fund partner countries. Leaders in...
The Royal Society supports exceptional researchers to address the key global challenge themes, promotes international collaboration and strengthens research capacity in developing countries. Newton...
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) supports challenge-led research across different disciplines and borders, bringing together consortiums to tackle complex challenges affecting developing countries....
The Newton Prize is a £1 million fund which celebrates the best partnerships between the UK and Newton Fund countries, and encourages new international collaborations to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
We are committed to all aspects of transparency including our governance, what we fund and where we fund it.
Frequently asked questions
Browse some commonly asked questions to find out more about the fund and the support we offer.
Newton Fund partner countries were selected for their current or potential capacity to develop and deliver outstanding science and innovation in partnership with UK counterparts based on our analysis of both scientific excellence and capacity.
No, match agreements are made by our delivery partners (funding bodies).
Eligibility for each funding opportunity is outlined in the call documentation which can be accessed through our funding opportunities page.
- Colombia: Newton-Caldas Fund
- Egypt: Newton-Mosharafa Fund
- India: Newton-Bhabha Fund
- Malaysia: Newton-Ungku Omar Fund
- Jordan: Newton-Khalidi Fund
- Kenya: Newton-Utafiti Fund
- Peru: Newton-Paulet Fund
- Philippines: Newton-Agham Programme
- Turkey: Newton-Katip Çelebi Fund
- Vietnam: Newton-Viet Nam Fund
Newton Fund: single funder
This work was supported by your funding organisation e.g. British Council [grant number] as part of the Newton Fund (or relevant Newton country partnership) e.g. Newton-Bhabha Fund for India
Newton Fund: multiple funders
This work was supported by your funding organisation [grant number]; next funding organisation [grant number] as part of the Newton Fund (or relevant Newton country partnership) e.g. Newton-Bhabha Fund for India
*The Newton Fund sometimes goes by a different name in the countries we work with as partners. For example, in India, we are the Newton-Bhabha Fund and in China we are the UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund. Please try to use the relevant country specific name: You can check these above and if you’re uncertain please get in touch: [email protected]
Our partner matching service through Universities UK International helps connect Newton Fund partner country researchers to potential UK collaborators.
One of the valuable features of the Newton Fund is the fact that UK funding is matched by our partner countries. This has a range of benefits, including ensuring equitable partnerships and sustainability of funding for the longer-term in partner countries. All Newton Fund expenditure is directed towards the development needs of our DAC listed partner countries.
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The Newton Fund builds unique research and innovation partnerships to take on sustainable development priorities agreed between the United Kingdom and: Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.
Under the Newton Fund, UK researchers work in partnership with researchers these partner countries on tailored research themes including health and neglected diseases, low carbon energy, environmental resilience and research commercialisation.
The fund is managed by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and delivered by UK and international partners. UK investment is matched by investment and resources from partner countries.
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Stories of change
The research and innovation we fund is finding solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges and improving people’s lives.
Global Challenges Research Fund
We help UK and international researchers and innovators address the key issues affecting developing countries.