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Newton Prize

Science by its nature has always been an international enterprise.

The Newton Prize exemplifies this by allowing international research partners to continue working together on solutions that change lives. 

Sir Venki Ramakrishnan FRS, President of the Royal Society, Newton Prize Committee Chair 2017-18

The Newton Prize is a £1 million fund which recognises the excellent research and innovation the Newton Fund has invested in since its launch in 2014.

It celebrates the best partnerships between the UK and Newton countries, and encourages new international collaborations to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

2019 Newton Prize 

The 2019 Newton Prize countries are China, Indonesia and the Philippines

The call for applications will open in March 2019. The call is open to existing or past recipients of Newton funding for projects with these countries. More information about the prize and how to apply will be available on our website when the call is live.

The Newton Prize will be awarded for the best research or innovation that promotes the economic development and social welfare of Newton partner countries, DAC List Countries or addresses global challenges; aligning with the Newton Fund’s overall objectives.

An independent Newton Prize judging committee made up of experts from the UK and the 2019 countries will review the shortlisted applications, along with feedback from expert peer reviewers, and select the winners. 

Call for expert reviewers

We are looking for experts to review Newton Prize applications. Register now to become an expert reviewer for this year's Prize. 

Registrations to review the Newton Prize are welcomed from any country worldwide. To become an expert reviewer for the prize, you will need to provide evidence of how you are a recognised authority in your specialist field.

2018 Newton Prize winners

Read about the 2018 Newton Prize winners from Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico and watch a film about their projects.