Newton funded experts from Fundação Oswaldo Cruz Recife (Fiocruz) and the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research played a major role in Brazil’s response to the Zika epidemic.
The first in the world to focus on Zika virus epidemiology, the project informed policy and resulted in basic understanding of the virus, paving the way for more advanced research to take place...read more
The Newton Fund uses science and innovation partnerships to promote economic development and social welfare of partner countries. It does this through collaboration with partner countries and working with 7 UK delivery partners. The Newton Fund is also part of the UK's official development assistance (ODA).
The Newton Fund was launched in 2014 and now has a total UK investment of £735 million to 2021, with partner countries providing matched resources within the fund.
Universities UK International and British Council have produced a video offering advice on establishing a collaboration with UK academics. Although aimed at the Newton - Al-Farabi Partnership Programme, Rachael raises good points applicable to all UK-International academic partnerships.
The Newton Fund’s aim is to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of collaborating countries.
Applicants need to consider if their proposed activities meet ODA criteria.
Fellowships, Research Mobility, and Young Investigator Awards for UK researchers in Brazil
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in-country funding partners
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