Newton Fund: Institutional Links, Workshop, and Travel Grants

Newton FundThese grants are funded under the Newton Fund, a UK Government initiative funded by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, together with partner funders from around the world. The Fund aims to promote the economic development and welfare of either the partner countries or, through working with the partner country, to address the problems of low-income and vulnerable populations.


Institutional Links Grants

Aims to build UK-partner country research and innovation collaborations centred on shared research and innovation challenges which have direct relevance to social welfare and economic development.

This programme is designed to establish links beyond the level of the individual researcher and innovation practitioner, opening up opportunities for more sustainable, solution-oriented collaborations between academic groups as well as with the private and third sector (e.g. SMEs, NGOs, technology transfer offices and other not-for-profit organisations). Grants are available for £50,000 – £300,000.

Partner Countries: Applications can be submitted for collaborations between the UK and Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Thailand. Mexico are also due to join the call shortly, and confirmation will be announced here towards the end of April.

To apply and for further details: Newton Institutional Links Grants


Workshop Grants

Aim to bring together early-career researchers from the UK and a partner country to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research. Once funded, grants are available for early-career researchers in the UK and the country hosting the workshop to attend.

Partner Countries: Bilateral workshops can be proposed between the UK and Brazil, Egypt, India, Turkey and South Africa (joined 21/04). Mexico is likely to join the call in due course, please check this page periodically for updates and announcements.

To apply and for further details: Newton Workshop Grants


Travel Grants

Provide financial support for early-career researchers to undertake an international research placement to strengthen links for future collaboration, build research capacity in developing economies, and enhance the researcher’s career opportunities.

Partner Countries: Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Turkey. Researchers that reside in the UK can apply for funding to visit a university or research institution in one of the listed countries, and those residing in one of the listed countries can apply for funding to come to the UK.

Eligibility:  Applicants must be based either in the UK, or in one of the partner countries listed above, and be affiliated with a recognised publicly funded research establishment or public or private Higher Education Institution. For-profit organisations are not eligible to receive any grant funds.

To apply and for further details: Newton Travel Grants