More than 150 Newton funded projects, fellowships or other awards applied for the Newton Prize from the eligible countries for this year – India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. There are 25 shortlisted applications and five Prizes of up to £200,000 will be awarded to each winner. There will be two winners in India and one in Malaysia, one in Thailand and one in Vietnam.
The Newton Prize winners will be announced at celebratory award ceremonies held in each of the partner countries:
The Minister for Universities, Science and Research Jo Johnson will also host a UK event in London on 4 December to celebrate the first year of the Prize and to announce the 2018 Newton Prize countries.
The Newton Prize aims to incentivise researchers to participate in the Newton Fund as partners with the UK, and to work on the most important challenges facing Newton countries. The concept for the Newton Prize has been developed to demonstrate how UK partnerships with Newton countries are solving global challenges.
Watch this space for more updates on the Newton Prize including case studies of the exciting projects that have been shortlisted.
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