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Newton Fund calls - Brazil Now Included

There are two schemes available in this call:

  1. Researcher Links (designed to bring together early-career researchers from the UK and a partner country to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research)

Challenge areas as follows:

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

Not all Brazilian institutions are eligible- do check the guidelines to verify which states which are participating in this call.

  1. Institutional Links (provides small scale seed funding for collaborations between the UK and FGV or FIOCRUZ to initiate new research and innovation collaborations or develop existing collaborations at group, departmental, and institutional level)

Unusually, there are only two BR institutions participating in this call, albeit large and very prestigious ones.

Co-funder: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) and Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).

Duration of grants: 24 months

Size of grant: £75,000 - £150,000 to UK applicant from Newton Fund; £75,000 - £150,000 to Brazil applicant from national co-funder.

Thematic priority areas:

1) Public health and big data.

2) Social Research – Research identifying neglected areas and responses for social impacts derived from Zika, Dengue, Yellow Fever, and Chikungunya virus and its implications.

3) Creation and systematisation of public health protocols for neglected diseases.

Full details available here: