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14 January 2020
Protecting coastal communities from the impacts of climate change project wins Newton Prize 2019 for Indonesia

The second Newton Prize 2019 winner has been announced at an event in Jakarta, Indonesia. The UK-Indonesia project is helping protect coastal communities from coastal hazards such as flooding and tsunamis and improving Indonesia’s communications and warning procedures.

08 January 2020
Project to improve the lives of urban citizens and elderly people wins Newton Prize 2019 for China

The first Newton Prize 2019 winner was announced on Wednesday in Beijing, China. The winning project addresses the global challenge of urban development as cities expand and populations grow old.

07 November 2019
Travel advice for academics visiting Indonesia

The Indonesian government and parliament passed a new science and technology bill into law on July 16, 2019 with implications for academics visiting the country. 

17 October 2019
Leaders in Innovation Fellowships programme celebrates five years supporting world-changing innovations from emerging economies

The Leaders in Innovation Fellowships (LIF) programme, which is run by the Royal Academy of Engineering and supported by the Newton Fund, has celebrated five years of providing unique support for entrepreneurs around the world...read more

22 August 2019
Newton Prize 2019 shortlist announced

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.

23 July 2019
More support to help researchers in Newton Fund partner countries find UK collaborators

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.

23 July 2019
Newton Fund and Global Challenges Research Fund annual report 2017 to 2018

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.

01 May 2019
Newton-Bhabha alumnus becomes Fellow of the Royal Society

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.

25 March 2019
Newton Prize 2019 call opens

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.  

13 March 2019
New Chair announced to lead expert Newton Prize Committee

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.