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Newton Fund in Vietnam – First calls for applications

The UK and Vietnam are now working together to further strengthen the research capacity of Vietnam and to support their excellent bilateral research ties through the Newton Fund.

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Logo of the Newton Fund

Logo of the Newton Fund

The British Council, the British Academy and the UK Royal Academy of Engineering, the National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) of Vietnam are now calling for the first bids to Newton Fund.

For further details and guidance for the applications, please check the respective links below

British Council and NAFOSTED Submission to the British Council Deadline: 30/09/2014

International Collaboration (Mobility Grants) on Social Sciences and Humanities

British Academy and NAFOSTED Submission to the British Academy Deadline: 22/10/2014

International Collaboration (Mobility Grants) on Engineering

Royal Academy of Engineering and NAFOSTED Submission to the Royal Academy of Engineering Deadline: 24/10/2014

Please note that all the application(s) must be done online in the website of UK organisations and by a joint team of Vietnamese and UK scientists.

The Newton Fund is a £375 million fund (for 5 years starting 2014/15), which is part of the UK’s official development assistance. Through the Newton Fund, the UK will use its strengths in research and innovation to promote the economic development and social welfare of partner countries, including Vietnam. With a holistic approach the Fun covers activities under three pillars: People, Research and Translation in various development issues.

Up to £10 million has been identified for the collaboration with Vietnam and will be delivered under the coordination and management of UK’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, British Embassy in Hanoi and Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST). A group of UK and Vietnamese partners such as British Council, British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering, Research Council, Innovate UK, MOST, National Foundation for Science and Technology Development and so on will administer the Fund.

Please click on the Newton Fund website for more information.

To receive further information about the Newton Fund and keep updated about future calls in Vietnam, please send an email to Ms. Phan Lien Huong, Research and Innovation Programme Manager, British Embassy Hanoi.

Published 26 September 2014