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Newton Prize

The Newton Prize recognises excellent research and innovation in support of economic development and social welfare in Newton Fund partner countries.  

The Newton Prize is an annual £1 million fund and aims to incentivise researchers and innovators to participate in the Newton Fund as partners with the UK, and to work on the most important challenges facing Newton countries. The concept for the Newton Prize has been developed to demonstrate how UK partnerships with Newton countries are solving global challenges.

2018 Newton Prize

The 2018 Newton Prize call for applications has now closed. Next year's Newton Prize countries will be announced in December. 

The 2018 Newton Prize eligible countries are: Brazil, Chile*, Colombia and Mexico. The prize was only open to existing or past recipients of Newton funding, with projects in these countries.

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.

2018 Newton Prize winners will be announced at prize events during November and December. 

*Special conditions apply to Chile, see Frequently Asked Questions