About the Newton Fund Impact Scheme 

The Newton Fund Impact Scheme (NFIS) is delivered by the British Council in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), and on behalf of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and the Royal Society. NFIS provides funding for current and previously funded Newton Fund grantees with the aim of maximising impact from previous Newton Fund activities.

The collaboration between UK and partner countries can build upon the original partnership or form a new partnership. Grants will not be provided to support the continuation of existing activities. Applicants should make a strong case to demonstrate that proposals consist of new activities focusing primarily on impact realisation.

The grants will provide funding targeting the following key areas:

  • Initiating or increasing policy impacts or user engagement: This may involve translating existing research or research outcomes into policy impacts, increasing engagement with users, measures to overcome identified barriers to impact, or extending engagement into new user communities.
  • Initiating or increasing engagement with impact multipliers (e.g. businesses, start-ups, NGOs or charities): This may involve moving research outcomes further along the translation pipeline or extending the outcomes into the commercial sector.

Call for Newton Fund Impact Scheme 2020/21

Calls for applications for Newton Fund Impact Scheme 2020/21 is now closed for application.

Announcement of successful candidates will be made within December 2020, and the funding partner is the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT). 

Regulations and reporting

Interested applicants should be informed that contracting and reporting processes are different depending on the Newton Fund delivery partner of the previously granted project. 

Delivery partner for the previous project Condition for regulations and reports
British Council, and the Academies Selected project will follow the regulations and reporting templates of NRCT and the British Council.
UKRI Selected project will follow the regulations and reporting templates of NRCT and UKRI.