The shortlist for the Newton Prize 2019 has been revealed today (22 August), featuring 20 research projects tackling pressing health and development issues such as malaria, antimicrobial resistance and climate change.
Universities UK International (UUKi) has expanded its partner matching service, which helps researchers in Newton Fund partner countries to find a potential UK collaborator for their application. The service is now available to Newton Fund partner country researchers who would like assistance in finding a collaborator for any open Newton Fund call, having previously been limited to only those calls delivered by the British Council.
The annual report for the Newton Fund and Global Challenges Research Fund for 2017 to 2018 highlights the work of UK and international partners delivering research and innovation for sustainable development.
Indian clinical scientist and Newton-Bhabha alumnus, Dr Gagandeep Kang, has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
The 2019 Newton Prize call for applications is now open. Announced in December, this year the prize will be awarded for outstanding research and innovation partnerships between the UK and China, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Professor Alice P. Gast, President of Imperial College London, has today been announced as the next Newton Prize Committee Chair, taking over from President of the Royal Society and Nobel Prize winner Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan.
Projects to grow drought resistant beans and create energy from coffee waste are among the winners of the 2018 Newton Prize.
The fourth 2018 Newton Prize winner has been announced at an event in Mexico City, Mexico. The winning research team are developing new ‘climate ready’ varieties of beans to combat drought related crop losses for Mexican and Latin American agriculture.
The third 2018 Newton Prize winner was announced on Thursday night in Bogota, Colombia.
The winning partnership is made up of scientists from the University of Surrey and the University of Antioquia, in Colombia. The team hopes to turn environmentally damaging coffee into electricity using a microbial fuel cell.
The first 2018 Newton Prize winners have been announced at events in Brazil and Chile.
The winning projects take on two important development challenges: protecting the food security and culture of an entire indigenous community in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, and boosting the resilience of power systems to withstand the devastating effects of extreme weather in countries affected by natural hazards.