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 15 UK delivery partners. The Newton Fund is also part of the UK's official development assistance (ODA).
The HE International Unit 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.
Newton Fund Institutional Links provides grants 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).
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