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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 specific partner countries for this call are Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand.

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

These grants are provided by the Newton Fund, a UK Government initiative funded by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, together with partner funders from Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. 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: Partner countries may specify priority areas and will only accept applications within these. Priority areas are listed 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 Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand.


  • 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 both the partner country.
  • Please see list of eligible UK research organisations in the download section.

Other eligibility criteria apply. Please refer to the guidelines document available below for full eligibility criteria.


This call is now closed


Please download and read the guidelines document available from the download section below.

Apply using the online system (registration required). Guidance notes on registering and applying with the online system are available in the download section. 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. It is for information only.


Please note that additional criteria apply for LIPI lead applicants. Please visit the British Council Indonesia workshop website to dowload the additional criteria document.