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Arts & Humanities Research Council - collaborative research through the Newton Fund

When it comes to academic success it's not only good to talk, it's essential. Being able to work collaboratively with others in the field is vital.

But when your colleagues are based in countries where research funding is hard to obtain, these kinds of partnerships can become impossible. And that's where the Newton Fund comes in.

“Put simply, the fund gave us an opportunity to carry out vital collaborative research in India that we would have struggled to do otherwise,” says Dr Aylin Orbasli, School of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University.

The Newton Fund was launched in 2014 and is a government initiative to build partnerships between the UK and 16 collaborating countries. Activities funded under Newton must promote the economic development and welfare of the collaborating countries.

To date the AHRC has funded over 20 projects with a total investment of £2.8million.

Read the full feature story on the AHRC website to see some great examples of AHRC's Newton funded programmes.