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2018 Newton Prize shortlist announced

The shortlist for the prestigious £1 million 2018 Newton Prize has been published, featuring 22 proposals between researchers in the UK and Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

UK-India science ministers reinforce strong research partnership as future collaboration is announced

Science Minister Sam Gyimah and Indian Minister for Science and Technology, Dr Harsh Vardhan announce another wave of UK-India research projects.

2018 Newton Prize comes to Latin America: call now open

The 2018 Newton Prize call is now open, centring on the UK’s science and innovation partnerships with Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

Award-winning geneticist inspired to expand scope of Project

THAI GENETICIST Prof Dr Vorasuk Shotelersuk, whose research project helped solve 100 undiagnosed cases of rare genetic diseases in children, has vowed to continue with his work in the field and expand the scope of the project.

06 December 2017
Minister announces 2018 Newton Prize countries at celebratory reception

Jo Johnson, the Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, announced on Monday 4th December that the 2018 Newton Prize countries will be: Brazil, Chile, Columbia and Mexico.  Further details about the 2018 Prize, including the launch of the call, will be published in due course.

28 November 2017
Final Newton Prize winner for 2017 announced in Malaysia

A ground-breaking project that generates sustainable electricity from effluent waste processing has been awarded the Newton Prize worth £112,000. This Newton-funded project, spearheaded by lead researchers from the UK and Malaysia, paves the way for greater access to energy supply particularly for the rural population in Malaysia.

27 November 2017
Two UK-Thai projects win prestigious Newton Prize awards at event in Bangkok

A Newton-funded UK-Thai project which has solved around 100 undiagnosed cases of rare genetic diseases in children has been crowned the Newton Prize winner for Thailand. A second Chairman’s Award for Thailand has also been presented to a project that has established a UK-Thai network in shrimp health focused on knowledge exchange and capacity building, and challenging disease control in aquaculture. Each project will receive £200,000 to further their research.

16 November 2017
Communications systems project scoops Newton Prize in Vietnam

A UK-Vietnam project that has developed a communications system that can work even when extreme weather and natural disasters strike has been awarded the inaugural Newton Prize, worth £200,000, at an event in Hanoi, Vietnam today

07 November 2017
Science Minister announces winners of inaugural Newton Prize in India

Science Minister Jo Johnson announces first ever winners of the Newton Prize 2017 for India 

12 October 2017
2017 Newton Prize shortlist announced

Twenty-five outstanding projects have been shortlisted for the first ever Newton Prize, an annual £1 million fund awarded for the best research or innovation that promotes the economic development and social welfare of developing countries.