Workshop grants — Researcher Links/​Newton Fund

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Newton Researcher Links Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and a partner country (Bilateral workshops can be proposed between the UK and Brazil, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam) 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 (see guidelines for further information) of the partner country.


  • Leading Researchers as defined by the EC (click 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 countries listed above.
  • Please see list of eligible UK research institutions in the downloads section.

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

To Apply

Apply using the online system here. For more details download the Guide to starting your application and registering on the online tool

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