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24 October 2016
Newton Fund supports second Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Big Data Careers day in South Africa

The UK-South Africa Newton Fund was proud to support the Big Data Careers Day in South Africa in September. 

 

06 October 2016
Newton Fund supports continuing research into Zika virus and helping to unlock its secrets

The Newton Fund and the Zika virus were linked before the global public health emergency declaration in February this year, as UK and Brazil researchers have been working together since 2015. The Fund continues to fund research in this area, including fully understanding the virus and its increasing number of disease symptoms. In this news article, researchers have shed more light on how the Zika virus works, by sequencing the full-length genome of the virus from a patient.  

23 September 2016
Minister celebrates successful commitment of £200 million in UK-China Newton Fund collaboration

The UK’s research and innovation partnership with China was given a boost today with the confirmation that since 2014 the Newton Fund in China (known as the UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund) has committed £200 million across 37 joint programmes and supported over 220 partnerships.  

22 September 2016
Newton Fund grant set to help combat childhood obesity in Mexico

University of Westminster researchers awarded Newton Fund grant through Medical Research Council (MRC) to help combat childhood obesity in Mexico.

22 September 2016
Newton Fund helps young video makers compete to help Brazil solve resources problems

Children and young people can play their part in helping to secure future supplies of food, water and energy in Brazil with the launch of an exciting new global video competition.

19 September 2016
The Newton Fund promotes UK-Thai astronomical collaboration research

The Newton UK-TH Research and Innovation Partnership Fund launched the first £1.3 million or THB 60 million for promoting UK-TH joint astronomical research. At least 4 projects on capacity building in software and hardware infrastructures and data handling will be funded after scoping workshop in Bangkok.

10 August 2016
£4.5m from Newton Fund for collaborations that will tackle antimicrobial resistance

Six new research partnerships looking at ways of tackling the rise of anti-microbial resistance (AMR) have been created with £4.5m investment by the UK Research Councils: BBSRC, ESRC and MRC through the Newton Fund.

01 August 2016
August 2016 newsletter - UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund
22 July 2016
Newton Fund supports collaborations between UK and Brazilian scientists in wheat research

A £4M investment has been made to support collaborations between UK and Brazilian scientists in wheat research. The funding (£2M from the Newton Fund delivered through BBSRC, with matched resources from Embrapa) has been awarded to four partnerships between the UK and Brazil. 

19 July 2016
UK and Kenya launch the Newton-Utafiti Fund

The UK and Kenya launch new partnership to strengthen links in science and innovation through the Newton-Utafiti Fund. The Governments of the UK and Kenya have today (19 July 2016) pledged to strengthen their collaborative partnership in research and innovation and launched the Newton-Utafiti Fund as part of the wider Newton Fund family.