The Newton Prize is an annual £1 million fund awarded for the best research or innovation that promotes the economic development and social welfare of developing countries. In 2017, projects delivered by the British Council won four out of six prizes in the prize countries Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The projects tackle challenges such as genetic and infectious diseases, food security, and early warning of natural disasters.
The following four countries will be eligible for the Newton Prize 2018: Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.
For further information, please visit the Newton Fund website.