Perguntas Frequentes sobre Newton Fund

Veja abaixo algumas perguntas frequentes sobre as iniciativas do Newton Fund no Brasil.

What is Newton Fund?

The Newton Fund is a £375 million fund (£75 million a year for 5 years starting 2014/15).  Through the Newton Fund, the UK will use its strength in research and innovation to promote collaboration for the economic development and social welfare of partner countries. By working together on bi-lateral and multi-lateral programmes with a research and innovation focus, the UK will build strong, sustainable, systemic relationships with partner countries.  

Brazil is one of the beneficiary countries, and the budget for Brazil is £9 million British pounds annually. This amount must be match-funded by partner institutions in Brazil. Official website.

How is Newton Fund implemented?

Four delivery partners will be responsible for developing Newton Fund activities in Brazil:

  • British Council and the International Unit;
  • Research Councils;
  • Academies;
  • Innovate UK.

Funding is accessible via public calls, which will be launched by each of the delivery partners, plus  country partners. In Brazil, examples of partners are: CNPq, CAPES, CONFAP or other FAP, institutions, NGOs etc. Partners will vary across Newton Fund implementation years in Brazil. 

Where can I find the list of calls open for Brazil?

The British Council calls are available in our website

Calls from all delivery partners are available at the global Newton fund site.

Which knowledge areas are eligible for the Newton Fund in Brazil?

In Brazil, there are currently calls open for the following areas:

  • Advanced therapies for treatment of chronic diseases: cellular and gene therapies
  • Agriculture 
  • Climate change 
  • Environment
  • Food security
  • Nanotechnology applied to public health issues
  • Neglected diseases
  • New Drug Discovery, neglected diseases or medical conditions affecting low income populations 
  • Radio pharmaceuticals
  • Water 

The list of areas vary from programme to programme and from country to country. Please make sure to check the priority areas per country in the call.

I don’t have any UK or Brazil-based partners. Can you help?

The British Council and the International Unit can help institutions and individuals to contact potential partners either in Brazil or in the UK. Please contact British Council Brazil or if you would like support in finding a partner for the Researcher Links or Institutional Links calls.

I have applied for another Newton Fund call last month, from another delivery partner (not the British Council). Am I eligible to apply for another call?


When completing the application, should I provide information about my institution, the partner institution or both?

When completing the form, please give the information about the partnership. Describe how you and your partner institution will handle all issues such as: sustainability, future partnerships, extra funding, and the role of each one of the partners in taking this collaboration forward. This recommendation apply especially for the questions below:

a)  Please outline the research strategy, expertise and standing in the field of your research group, department and/or institution. 

b) Please outline the role your institution will have in this collaboration.

c) Please give a description of how you and your group/department/institution plan to continue the collaboration after the end of the activity. Please provide information about potential funding sources that might support this research collaboration after the end of the activity.

Where can I find the calls for Institutional Links?