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06 October 2016
Newton Fund supports continuing research into Zika virus and helping to unlock its secrets

The Newton Fund and the Zika virus were linked before the global public health emergency declaration in February this year, as UK and Brazil researchers have been working together since 2015. The Fund continues to fund research in this area, including fully understanding the virus and its increasing number of disease symptoms. In this news article, researchers have shed more light on how the Zika virus works, by sequencing the full-length genome of the virus from a patient.  

04 May 2016
UK Foreign Secretary visit to Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)

As part of an official visit to Vietnam, the UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond paid a site visit to the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) on 12 April 2016, accompanied by the British Ambassador and the British Council Country Director. The Foreign Secretary was warmly welcomed by VAST senior management and Newton Fund awardees currently working at VAST.

14 July 2016
Newton-Bhabha Fund update, as part of future UK-India science and innovation collaboration

Ministers agree future of UK-India science and innovation collaboration, including Newton-Bhabha Fund. The Minister for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson, co-chaired the fifth UK-India Science and Innovation Council with his Indian counterpart Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences on Wednesday 15 June.

01 August 2016
August 2016 newsletter - UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund
22 March 2016
UK Zika virus funding announced

Research funders MRC, Newton Fund and Wellcome Trust join forces to tackle the global threat posed by the Zika virus.

30 June 2016
UK Minister announces £1 million Newton Fund Prize to recognise world-leading science and innovation

UK Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson has today (30th June 2016) announced an annual £1 million Newton Prize to recognise the Newton Fund’s best science or innovation that promote the economic development and social welfare of partner countries.

26 April 2016
UK Met Office and South Africa Weather Service strategic collaboration Climate Science for Service Partnership (WCSSP) South Africa

The Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership (WCSSP) South Africa is a strategic collaboration between the Met Office and the South African Weather Service (SAWS). It is an integral part of the Met Office's portfolio of work within the Newton Fund - part of the UK Government's official development assistance (ODA). The aims of the Newton Fund and WCSSP South Africa are to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of collaborating countries.

10 May 2016
Climate science project to understand role of the Amazon

Further understanding the links and interactions between the Brazilian Amazon rainforest and the world's climate is the focus of a major new research programme, funded by the Newton Fund

10 May 2016
Agri-food innovation in Turkey: apply for business funding

UK businesses can win a share of £1.5 million to work with Turkish businesses on solutions to challenges in the agri-food sector in Turkey.

23 May 2016
Newton Fund supports green energy project in Indonesia

£200,000 boost for Scots researchers taking green energy project to Indonesia