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

What is Newton Fund?

The Newton Fund aims to promote the economic development and social welfare of either the partner countries or, through working with the partner country, to address the well being of communities. It will do so through strengthening partner country science and innovation capacity and unlocking further funding to support this work. It is part of the UK’s official development assistance (ODA)

The Fund was launched in 2014 and originally consisted of £75 million each year for 5 years. In the 2015 UK Spending Review it was agreed to extend and expand the Fund. The Newton Fund was extended from 2019 to 2021 and expanded by doubling the £75 million investment to £150 million by 2021, leading to a £735 million UK investment to 2021, with partner countries providing matched resources within the Fund. 

How is Newton Fund implemented?

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

  • British Council and the Universities UK International;
  • 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, FAPESP, Fiocruz, MMA, 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?

The Newton Fund Brazil has identified a number of priority areas: 

  • Health, focus on neglected disease
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Renewable Energy
  • Education
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem
  • Environmental Technologies
  • Climate Change
  • Food, Energy, Water, Environment, Nexus
  • Urban Transformation

The priority areas may vary from programme to programme.

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

The British Council and the Universities UK International 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 a Newton Fund call from another delivery partner (not the British Council). Am I eligible?

Yes. If you have applied for another Newton Fund call recently, from another delivery partner (not the British Council), you are eligible to apply for our calls.

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.

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