Countries included in this call are: Brazil | Egypt | Indonesia | Kenya | Malaysia | Mexico | Philippines | Thailand Call Opens: 3 April 2017
Call closes: 13 June 2017 16:00 UK time
Newton Fund Institutional Links grants provide small-scale seed funding for collaborations between the UK and the participating Newton Fund countries1 in each call to:
- Initiate new research and innovation collaborations between academic groups, departments, and institutions in partner countries and the UK
- Develop existing collaborations at group, departmental, and institutional level
- Encourage these collaborations to work with non-academic organisations and individuals to support the exchange of research and innovation expertise and the translation of research knowledge into tangible benefits
- Establish local hubs for UK-partner country activity in a particular area, enabling engagement from the wider research and innovation community.
The Institutional Links Programme is designed to be flexible and responsive to in-country needs, allowing applicants to establish collaborations on specific areas linked to country priorities and development needs, and to bring in relevant private and third sector partners, including small and medium enterprises (SMEs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), technology transfer offices, and other not-for-profit organisations.
Grants range from £50,000 to £300,000 for up to two years, dependent on the country (see Appendix 1 for country-specific limits). For best fit to the local context and development needs, priority areas, specific innovation challenges and additional application requirements have been set at a country level through discussion with national stakeholders. Please refer to Appendix 1 for country-specific guidance before you prepare your proposal. Proposals which do not follow the country-specific guidance cannot be considered for funding.
Further guidance is available within the following document