Newton Fund

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How the Newton Fund works

The Fund is being delivered by 7 UK delivery partners in collaboration with funders in 17 active partnering countries. They develop and run calls, allocate and manage the money they receive as part of the Newton Fund. All opportunities for organisations, institutions and individuals interested in applying are listed on our funding page.

Priorities for China

The Newton Fund in China is referred to as the UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund, and has identified a number of priority areas:

  • Creative Economy
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environmental Technologies
  • Food and Water Security
  • Health
  • Urbanisation

About local funding partners

The main Chinese funding partners are:

  • Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Ministry of Education
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Chinese Academy of Engineering
  • Chinese of Academy of Social Sciences
  • Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • Chinese Meteorological Administration
  • Institute of Atmospheric Physics

Further support and guidance

For further information on the UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund opportunities see the funding page.

About the China Newton Team

The China Team are a central contact point for activity on the UK-China Research Innovation Partnership Fund.

  • Richard Baker, Newton Fund Strategic Manager, British Embassy Beijing

  • Lucy Zhan, Newton Fund Programme Officer, British Embassy Beijing

  • Stella Wei, Newton Fund South China Lead, British Consulate-General Guangzhou


If you are interested in developing a funding relationship with the local Newton team please email






  • 创新经济
  • 教育
  • 能源
  • 环境技术
  • 食品和水安全
  • 健康
  • 城镇化



  • 中国科技部
  • 中国教育部
  • 中国国家自然科学基金委员会
  • 中国科学院
  • 中国工程院
  • 中国社会科学院
  • 中国医学科学院
  • 中国农业科学院
  • 中国气象局
  • 中科院大气物理研究所





  • 贝立,中英联合科学创新基金战略主管, 英国驻华大使馆
  • 张展,中英联合科学创新基金项目官员,英国驻华大使馆
  • 魏静,中英联合科学创新基金项目华南官员,英国驻广州总领事馆