The 2018 Newton Prize call is now open, centring on the UK’s science and innovation partnerships with Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Science Minister Jo Johnson announces first ever winners of the Newton Prize 2017 for India
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.
Peru has recently become a Newton partner country with the launch of the Newton-Paulet Fund.
Across Latin American countries there is a common challenge in promoting social and economic development while preserving natural resources. A new funding opportunity aims to promote international exchange across the region and with the UK to consider the biodiversity process.