Newton Fund Researcher Links


Newton Researcher Links Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and a partner country to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research.

Once funded, grants are available for early-career researchers in the UK and the country hosting the workshop to attend.

These grants are funded under the Newton Fund. The Newton Fund aims to promote the economic development and welfare of either the partner countries or, through working with the partner country, to address the problems of poor people around the world.

  • Priority areas: Partner countries may specify priority areas and will only accept applications within these. Priority areas are listed in the Guidelines document (Downloads section).
  • ODA requirement: All applications must meet the required relevance to economic development or social welfare (see Guidelines for further information) of the partner country.

In the previous call for proposals for Newton Researcher Links Workshops we funded 53% of eligible applications.


Tri-lateral workshops can be proposed between UK, Egypt and South Africa. Please note there are guidelines and an online application form for this.


Please refer to the Guidelines document available from the Downloads section below for full eligibility criteria.


17:00 on 28 September 2015


  1. Download and read fully the correct Guidelines document from the downloads section.
  2. For the tri-lateral UK-Egypt-South Africa workshops, complete the application form via here

PDF versions of the application forms are available from the Downloads section. These are intended to give applicants knowledge of the questions in the online application form only, and cannot be used to submit an application.


All queries or comments about this call should be addressed to the Researcher Links email Please specify that you are enquiring about the Newton Researcher Links Workshops call.