Newton Fund’s Workshop Grants 2017: Promoting Economic Development and Welfare

Deadline: 13 June 2017

The Newton Fund, a UK Government initiative is currently inviting applicants for its workshop grants 2017 with an aim to promote the economic development and welfare of either the partner countries or, through working with the partner country, to address the problems of low-income and vulnerable populations.

Objectives

  • Support international development-relevant research
  • Contribute to capacity building of early career researchers
  • Establish new research links or significantly develop existing links, with the potential for longer term sustainability

Focus Areas

  • Agriculture, (e.g. irrigation, crop yields)
  • Climate and environment, (e.g. climate change, green technology, sustainable development, ecosystem services, resource scarcity)
  • Sustainable energy for all
  • Education research for development
  • Economic growth, (e.g. equitable growth, financial sector development, private sector development)
  • Health, (e.g. HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases, child mortality, maternal health)
  • Water and sanitation
  • Food and nutrition (including food security)
  • Demographic change and migration
  • Rural and urban development
  • Infrastructure (including civil engineering, information and communication technologies, big data for social and economic development)
  • Humanitarian disasters and emergencies, disaster risk reduction
  • Resilient and connected communities
  • Governance, society and conflict, (e.g. transparency, accountability, effective institutions, land and natural resource rights, poverty alleviation, social development, structural inequalities, violence and security, peace building, civil society)
  • Development-relevant data collection, quality and access (including administrative data and macroeconomic statistics).

Grant Information

  • The workshop costs must be a maximum of £2200.
  • Workshops must take place between 01 February 2018 and 31 January 2019.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Each proposal must have one workshop coordinator from the UK, as well as a workshop coordinator from the partner countries listed below.
  • Leading Researchers can apply to be workshop coordinators.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: United Kingdom, Brazil, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

For more information, please visit Workshop Grants.

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