The Newton Fund is part of the UK’s official development assistance. Its aim is to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of partner countries.
Respecting the ODA criteria, the fund expects to invest £375 million (£75 million per year, for five years, from 2014/15) in several programs that will cover complete research and mobility projects and research training in 15 countries. Partner institutions in those countries will also fund the selected research projects. The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) is a partner in Brazil.
The Newton Fund is implemented by delivery partners such as the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the British Council, the UK Academies, Innovate UK, the Royal Society and Met Office. Wishing to launch funding opportunities for researchers in the State of São Paulo, FAPESP has stablished cooperation agreements with some of these institutions, as described below, sometimes including Confap in the Brazilian side.
UK RESEARCH & INNOVATION (UKRI)
Memorandum of Understanding between FAPESP and UKRI - signed on September 15, 2009.
Call for proposals UKRI - FAPESP:
Memorandum of understanding between FAPESP, Newton Fund and CONFAP - Signed on April 9, 2014, and valid for 3 years | First addendum to the memorandum - Signed in April 2017.
Call for proposals UKRI - FAPESP - CONFAP:
Call “MRC-CONFAP for Health Systems Research Networks” - 2017 (with the Medical Research Council) | Selected proposals
Call “Healthy Urban Living and the Social Science of the Food-Water-Energy Nexus” - 2015 (with the Economic and Social Research Council) | Selected proposal
Call “UK-Brazil Neglected Infectious Diseases Partnership” - 2015 (with the Medical Research Council) | Selected proposal
Call “Virtual Joint Centres in Agricultural Nitrogen” - 2015 (with the BBSRC - Biotechnological and Biological Sciences Research Council) | Selected proposal
Memorandum of understanding between FAPESP and the British Council - Signed on June 17, 2013, and valid for five years.
Call for proposals FAPESP - British Council:
Call for proposals FAPESP - British Council - Regional LATAM:
Newton Fund Institutional Links - Biodiversity in Latin America 2018 | No proposals were selected
Cooperation agreement between FAPESP and the British Council as a delivery partner for the Newton Fund in Brazil - Signed on April 23, 2015, and valid for 5 years.
Memorandum of understanding between FAPESP and the Royal Academy of Engineering - signed in May 2016, and valid for five years.
Memorandum of understanding between FAPESP, Newton Fund, UK Academies and CONFAP - Signed on September 23, 2014, and valid for 3 years.
Call for proposals with the British academies Academy of Medical Sciences, British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering and Royal Society:
In return for the annual call for proposals in partnership with the UK Academies, in which the visits of British researchers to Brazil are supported, the British academies annually promote the Newton Advanced Fellowships annual call.
Researchers approved for visits to the UK in previous editions: