Newton Prize

The annual £1 million Newton Prize celebrates outstanding international research partnerships between the UK and Newton countries, enabling international research partners to continue working together to address some of the world’s most pressing health and development issues such as malaria, antimicrobial resistance and climate change.

All projects align with the Newton Fund’s overall objectives: contributing to poverty reduction, economic development and improving the welfare of the population of Newton Fund countries.  Funded projects also bring benefits to the UK and its research and innovation community.

Women examine artefacts as part of cultural heritage Newton Prize project

Newton Prize funding has been awarded to projects in the following countries:

  • 2017 – India, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam
  • 2018 – Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico
  • 2019 – China, Indonesia, the Philippines
  • 2020 – Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, South Africa, Turkey

“The Newton Prize generates some amazingly innovative ideas from many nations in partnership with the UK.

“Proposals cover a wide range of important topics, ranging from how renewable energy will improve village life, how children’s health can be improved, how coastal communities can be protected, how waste can be turned into power, and how we can learn from past human rights violations.”

 

2020 Committee Member, Professor Dame Jane Francis, Director, British Antarctic Survey

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Newton Fund

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.

Global Challenges Research Fund

We help UK and international researchers and innovators address the key issues affecting developing countries.