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04 January 2017
UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund - January 2017 newsletter

The latest newsletter from the Newton Fund in China, known as the UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund, is now available. 

08 December 2016
UK Chancellor confirms £28 million commitment to UK-South Africa Newton Fund to address development challenges

Additional funding for collaborative research and innovation programmes was highlighted as part of a high-level visit to South Africa by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, to deepen economic ties.

17 November 2016
Newton Fund backing ESRC-NRF collaborative research on Higher Education in South Africa

The ESRC and National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa are pleased to announce five new collaborative research projects on higher education in South Africa or wider Africa.


08 November 2016
Science Minister announces major UK-India Newton Fund research investments worth up to £80 million and £1 million Newton Prize for 2017

The UK Science Minister has today announced a series of research programmes from the Newton Fund worth up to £80 million to address global societal challenges affecting people living in India.

02 November 2016
UK-Colombia agree new £20 million Newton Fund bioeconomy research programme

A new Newton Fund £20 million bioeconomy research programme, responsible for developing new drugs, medicines, biofertilisers and pollution tackling products, has been announced by the UK and Colombia today.

02 November 2016
Newton Fund supporting Met Office immersion into Amazon science

A Met Office Climate Scientist, Chantelle Burton, describes her scientfic immersion into the amazing world of the Amazon, to understand the methods for assessing the impacts of climate change on the great and diverse forest.

25 October 2016
Newton Fund backing Chile youth entrepreneurship and innovation training

Thanks to the “Young Innovators Programme”, a joint effort from Foundation for Agrarian and Innovate UK, through the Newton Fund, the first workshops were delivered, in order to choose the best twenty initiatives. 

25 October 2016
Newton Fund helping to fund research into 'How even our brains get 'slacker' as we age'

This research shows that losing the youthful firmness and elasticity in our skin is one of the first outward signs of ageing. Now it seems it’s not just our skin that starts to sag - but our brains too.

24 October 2016
Newton Fund supports second Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Big Data Careers day in South Africa

The UK-South Africa Newton Fund was proud to support the Big Data Careers Day in South Africa in September. 


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.