Mat Wright

Newton Researcher Links Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and a partner country 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, a UK Government initiative funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), together with partner funders from around the world.

The 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 low-income and vulnerable populations.

Priority areas: Partner countries may specify priority areas and will only accept applications within these. Priority areas are listed in the guidelines document.
ODA requirement: All applications must meet the required relevance to economic development or social welfare of the partner country - view guidelines document which is available in the downloads section.

Partner Countries


Eligibility Criteria 

  • Leading or Established Researchers can apply to be Principal Applicants (as defined by the EC - download information here).
  • Each proposal must have one Principal Applicant from the UK, as well as a Principal Applicant from the partner countries listed above.
  • Please download and view the list of eligible UK research institutions (in the Downloads section).

Other eligibility criteria apply - for full eligibility criteria, please read the guidelines document available in the downloads section. 

This call is now closed

Information for applicants 

If you have submitted an application, you will receive further communication regarding the eligibility outcome of your application by early September 2019. 

Please expect to receive an email from GMT.admin@gmt.britishcouncil.org - please check your spam/junk folder and add this email address and UK-Researcherlinks@britishcouncil.org to your safe senders list for future email communications.

If you have not received an email by early September, please email UK-ResearcherLinks@britishcouncil.org quoting your application ID reference number.