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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.

03 December 2018
Magic beans and buzzing coffee win 2018 Newton prize

Projects to grow drought resistant beans and create energy from coffee waste are among the winners of the 2018 Newton Prize.

23 November 2018
Drought resistant beans project wins 2018 Newton Prize for Mexico

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.

16 November 2018
Coffee waste into electricity project wins 2018 Newton Prize for Colombia

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.

14 November 2018
Restoring the Atlantic Forest and resilience planning for extreme weather win 2018 Newton Prize for Brazil and Chile

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.