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07 September 2020
20 projects funded to address COVID-19 challenges

Bringing together scientists and researchers from across the world, 20 new projects will benefit from a share of £7.2 million of UK government funding to develop new technology and processes to address the challenges faced by some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

17 August 2020
Newton Prize 2020 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Newton Prize 2020 has been announced, featuring 27 research and innovation projects between the UK and Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, South Africa, and Turkey.

27 July 2020
Newton Fund evaluation and online survey launched

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has commissioned a Newton Fund evaluation and launched a new online survey for Newton Fund awardees in the UK and in partner countries. 

01 June 2020
Newton Prize 2020 Chair's Prize category announced

An additional prize category with funding of up to £500,000 has been confirmed for this year’s Newton Prize. The 'Chair’s Prize' will be awarded to one project from this year’s application pool of research partnerships between the UK and Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, South Africa and Turkey.

21 May 2020
COVID-19 Africa Rapid Grant Fund launched

A COVID-19 Africa Rapid Fund Grant has been launched for teams of researchers and science journalists and communicators from 17 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. It will address research questions and implement science engagement activities associated with the pandemic.

07 May 2020
Newton Fund & GCRF join up to address COVID-19

In response to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crises, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has approved a joint Newton Fund and GCRF funding call delivered by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which is now open (7 May 2020).

20 April 2020
International development research funders publish guidance to anticipate, mitigate and address harm in research

On behalf of major UK international development research funders, UKCDR publishes best practice guidance and principles to prevent and tackle harm and abuse across research for international development in general as well as in emergency situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 March 2020
Newton Prize 2020 call opens: celebrating the best research and innovation partnerships

The £1million Newton Prize 2020 call for applications is now open. This year the prize will be awarded for outstanding research and innovation partnerships between the UK and Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, South Africa, and Turkey respectively.  

13 February 2020
Newton Prize: Crop monitoring for global food security wins Chair's Prize

A new and practical way to monitor crop yield for global food security has won the Newton Prize 2019 Chair’s Prize, up to up to £459,000. The UK-China team behind the project received the award at the Newton Prize London event on Wednesday 12 February.

29 January 2020
Newton Prize: Clean water project is fertile ground for UK-Philippines team

The winner of the Newton Prize 2019 for the Philippines was announced in Manila on Tuesday 28 January. By converting wastewater into nutrient-rich fertiliser, the winning Newton funded project is leading the way on improving the health and prosperity of rapidly urbanising areas in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.