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06 December 2017
Minister announces 2018 Newton Prize countries at celebratory reception

Jo Johnson, the Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, announced on Monday 4th December that the 2018 Newton Prize countries will be: Brazil, Chile, Columbia and Mexico.  Further details about the 2018 Prize, including the launch of the call, will be published in due course.

28 November 2017
Final Newton Prize winner for 2017 announced in Malaysia

A ground-breaking project that generates sustainable electricity from effluent waste processing has been awarded the Newton Prize worth £112,000. This Newton-funded project, spearheaded by lead researchers from the UK and Malaysia, paves the way for greater access to energy supply particularly for the rural population in Malaysia.

27 November 2017
Two UK-Thai projects win prestigious Newton Prize awards at event in Bangkok

A Newton-funded UK-Thai project which has solved around 100 undiagnosed cases of rare genetic diseases in children has been crowned the Newton Prize winner for Thailand. A second Chairman’s Award for Thailand has also been presented to a project that has established a UK-Thai network in shrimp health focused on knowledge exchange and capacity building, and challenging disease control in aquaculture. Each project will receive £200,000 to further their research.

16 November 2017
Communications systems project scoops Newton Prize in Vietnam

A UK-Vietnam project that has developed a communications system that can work even when extreme weather and natural disasters strike has been awarded the inaugural Newton Prize, worth £200,000, at an event in Hanoi, Vietnam today

07 November 2017
Science Minister announces winners of inaugural Newton Prize in India

Science Minister Jo Johnson announces first ever winners of the Newton Prize 2017 for India 

12 October 2017
2017 Newton Prize shortlist announced

Twenty-five outstanding projects have been shortlisted for the first ever Newton Prize, an annual £1 million fund awarded for the best research or innovation that promotes the economic development and social welfare of developing countries.

29 August 2017
Newton-Paulet Fund launches in Peru

Peru has recently become a Newton partner country with the launch of the Newton-Paulet Fund.

25 August 2017
Latin American biodiversity call a first for the Newton Fund - multilateral regional call involving six countries

Across Latin American countries there is a common challenge in promoting social and economic development while preserving natural resources. A new funding opportunity aims to promote international exchange across the region and with the UK to consider the biodiversity process. 

16 August 2017
Newton-Khalidi Fund established in Jordan

"The Newton Fund will help to bring together the scientists, researchers and innovators who will find these solutions.  Let’s see what we can discover together, ”  British Ambassador to Jordan, Edward Oakden

10 August 2017
Innovation Nights UKMX

An exciting new series of events focusing on science and innovation launches in Mexico.