UK Delivery partners (Newton Fund)
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy launched the Newton Fund in 2014. BEIS allocate spend to 7 UK delivery partners including UK Research and Innovation, the National Academies, the British Council and the Met Office. UK delivery partners work with their counterparts in the Newton Fund partner country to issue calls for research proposals to which UK universities apply through a competitive process.
A distinctive feature of the Newton Fund is the requirement for matched effort from each of the partner countries, which usually equates to matched funding when differences in purchasing power and benefits-in-kind are considered. This model builds collaboration into the research from the very beginning and has transformed the UK’s relationships with partner countries, helping us to jointly accelerate the impact of our work.
We build research and innovation partnerships with countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to support social and economic welfare, tackle global challenges and develop talent and careers.
We help UK and international researchers and innovators address the key issues affecting developing countries.