Newton Prize

The Newton Prize is a £1 million fund which recognises the excellent research and innovation the Newton Fund has invested in since its launch in 2014.

It 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.

Newton Prize winners announced

The Newton Prize 2020 winners have been announced from a shortlist of 27 research and innovation projects between the UK and Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, South Africa, and Turkey.

Read about this year’s shortlisted projects in our Newton Prize 2020 booklet (PDF, 5.4MB) and watch our Virtual Awards event hosted by Dr Maddie Aderin-Pocock.

Thank you to everyone who applied for the Prize.

Image of Professor Alice Gast, Imperial College London President and Newton Prize Committee Chair

Previous news – Additional Newton Prize funding announced
An additional prize category with funding of up to £500,000 has been confirmed for this year’s Newton Prize. Applicants for the ‘Chair’s Prize’ will need to demonstrate how their research addresses one of three United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals: Good Health & Wellbeing, Gender Equality, or Sustainable Cities & Communities.

“I firmly believe that collaborations are important not only across disciplines, but also across cultures. They bring new insights, lead to new approaches and result in new discoveries.

“Scientific collaboration needs nurturing. The Newton Prize strengthens partnerships and allows the best research to thrive, improving the quality of life for people living in Newton Fund partner countries and beyond.”

Professor Alice Gast, Imperial College London President and Newton Prize Committee Chair

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