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22 July 2016
Newton Fund supports collaborations between UK and Brazilian scientists in wheat research

A £4M investment has been made to support collaborations between UK and Brazilian scientists in wheat research. The funding (£2M from the Newton Fund delivered through BBSRC, with matched resources from Embrapa) has been awarded to four partnerships between the UK and Brazil. 

19 July 2016
UK and Kenya launch the Newton-Utafiti Fund

The UK and Kenya launch new partnership to strengthen links in science and innovation through the Newton-Utafiti Fund. The Governments of the UK and Kenya have today (19 July 2016) pledged to strengthen their collaborative partnership in research and innovation and launched the Newton-Utafiti Fund as part of the wider Newton Fund family.

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.

11 July 2016
Indian Science Minister participates in study on monsoon variability partly funded by Newton Fund

The Indian Minister of Science, Technology and Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan commended the growing UK-India research partnership, as he participated in the UK-India observational campaign to study monsoon variability today in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

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.

28 June 2016
Newton Fund supports UK-China joint centre for probiotic research

The Institute of Food Research and Jiangnan University have collaborated to initiate a UK-China Joint Centre for Probiotic Research.

03 June 2016
Newton Fund helping to prevent future H5N1 outbreaks in Vietnam

The persistence of bird flu poses a serious risk to economic and food security, as well as public health worldwide. A UK-Vietnam collaboration is helping to understand how the virus persists under the radar, to help prevent the next major outbreak.

25 May 2016
Newton Fund helps to understand complexities of Indian monsoon and its impacts

Understanding the southern Asian monsoon and its effects on the world's climate is the focus of a new UK research collaboration in India.

23 May 2016
Newton Fund supports green energy project in Indonesia

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

23 May 2016
Newton Fund involved in Latin American technology transferred to Vietnam shrimp farms

MEXICO - The development of a number of techniques to improve shrimp larvae in their resistance and size, is something that for several years the specialists of the Center for Biological Research of the Northwest (CIBNOR) have been focused on.