Mat Wright


Newton Fund Researcher Links regional workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and other regional partner countries, to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research. The  partner countries for this call are Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Argentina.

Joint applications are made by senior researchers from the partner countries who lead the workshop. Once funded, grants are available to the institutions of early-career researchers in the UK and the partner countries to attend and participate.

These grants are funded by the Newton Fund, a UK Government initiative managed by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), together with partner funders from Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Argentina. 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 low-income and vulnerable populations.

Priority Areas

  1. Understanding habitats and species
  2. Biodiversity for sustainable livelihoods and bio-economy 
  3. Global Climate Change, Biodiversity and ecosystems 
  4. Maintaining and restoring natural capital

For more information on priority areas check section 9 and Appendix 4 in the guidelines document (download section).

ODA requirement: All applications must meet the required relevance to economic development or social welfare (see guidelines for further information) of the partner countries.


Newton Fund Researcher Links Regional Workshops can be proposed between the UK and Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Argentina.


  • Leading Researchers as defined by the EC here can apply to be workshop coordinators.
  • Each proposal must have one workshop coordinator from the UK, as well as a workshop coordinator from the partner country
  • Please see list of eligible UK research institutions in the download section.
  • Other eligibility criteria apply. Please refer to the guidelines document available from the download section below for full eligibility criteria.


This call is now closed. 


Download and read the application guidelines document available from the download section below. An example of the application form is also available from the download section to show the application questions. This cannot be used to submit an application, and is for information only.