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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.

Five Newton funded projects will be awarded the Newton Prize. Each prize will be worth up to £200,000 to advance Newton funded work. Prizes will be awarded for eligible projects that demonstrate a benefit to the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment, or quality of life.  

Prizes will be awarded by an independent selection committee, chaired by Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, one of Britain’s most eminent scientists, a Nobel Prize winning biologist and president of The Royal Society. 

Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, Newton Prize Committee Chair, said: “Science and Innovation often depends on working in partnership across the globe: sharing knowledge and resources to enhance our understanding and make discoveries with the potential to change lives.

“One of the aims of the Newton Prize is to highlight the lasting partnerships developed between UK researchers and their colleagues in Newton Fund partner countries to solve global challenges.

“Latin America has a wealth of excellent researchers working in collaboration with the UK to tackle issues as diverse as post conflict studies, biodiversity, health and earth observation through the Newton Fund partnerships in the region.

“As Chair of the Newton Prize Committee, I look forward to finding out more about these collaborative endeavours."

Click here for more information and to enter the 2018 Newton Prize.

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Further information:

Mark Gardner

Senior Communications Manager

Tel: +44 (0)1793 444591 | 07712 238208

Email: mark.gardner@newtonfund.ac.uk