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29 March 2018

British Council Newton Fund calls opening in early April

Filed under: Latest news — Sarah Calver @ 11:50 am

The Newton Fund (NF) builds research and innovation partnerships with partner countries to support their economic development and social welfare, and to develop their research and innovation capacity for long-term sustainable growth. The fund has a total UK government investment of £735 million up until 2021, with matched resources from partner countries.

All known details of participating countries and priority areas for the upcoming Spring 2018 British Council Newton Fund calls are listed below. This round of calls are due to open the week commencing 9 April, for around 8 weeks. All details will be confirmed when the calls officially open.

 

Institutional Linksgrants to facilitate research tackling local development challenges:

Egypt: TBC – but as a minimum, one of the NF priority areas as listed for Egypt

Indonesia: All NF Indonesia priority areas, plus Social Humanities – Art of Culture – Education – Identity – Art and creative economic development – Community life

Latin America regional call: Biodiversity call to open to applicants from Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Peru and Argentina (non NF country)

Mexico:

  • Energy
  • Agritech
  • Future Cities

Peru:

  • Water
  • Health
  • Biodiversity

Philippines:

  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Improving environmental resilience
  • Improving energy security
  • Future cities
  • Agritech
  • Digital, innovation and security

Thailand:

  • Big data, Artificial Intelligence
  • Innovation-oriented education research for capacity building
  • Demographic change, and rural / urban development
  • Governance, society and conflict
  • Innovative and Sustainable Competitiveness in Food & Drink Technology
  • Health & Life Sciences
  • Energy

Turkey:

  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Energy Efficiency Technologies
  • Health Technologies
  • Transportation
  • Agriculture: Precision Agriculture and Precision Horticulture
  • New Approaches and Methods in Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Education: Teacher Education and Learning Outcomes
  • Economic development, family studies, urban studies and living together
  • Optics, photonics, laser, semiconducting technologies
  • Environmental Management and Policy

Vietnam: TBC- but as a minimum, one of the NF priority areas as listed for Vietnam

 

Researcher Links - travel grants and funding for workshops:

Newton partner country to UK only

Peru:

  • Water
  • Health
  • Biodiversity

Philippines:

  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Improving environmental resilience
  • Improving energy security
  • Future cities
  • Agritech
  • Digital, innovation and security

South Africa: NF South Africa priority areas

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