Newton Fund Researcher Links

About this opportunity

Newton Institutional Links provides grants for the development of research and innovation collaborations between the UK and Thailand. The research facilitated by these grants tackles local development needs and challenges such as extreme weather conditions, access to affordable health care, food and energy security.

The grants are intended to provide small-scale seed funding to:

  • start and develop collaborations between academic groups, departments and institutions in partner countries and the UK
  • support the exchange of expertise and research knowledge
  • establish local hubs for UK-partner country activities.

Call for application 2017/18

Thai co-funder

Office of Higher Education Commission

Thematic priority areas

1. Ageing society

2. Creative economy

3. Agriculture and Food

4. Energy

5. Environment and Natural Resources

6. Health

7. Education

Duration of grants 12 months
Size of grant £50,000 - £100,000 
Application submission One application per one Thai-UK partner on UK system.
Contractual arrangements

British Council will contract and pay 50% of the approved total grant to UK applicants; OHEC will contract and pay 50% of the approved total grant to Thai institutions.

Other considerations

In requesting for the budget, the Thai applicant must request no more than 50% of the total grant and the UK applicant must request no more than 50% of the total grant.

Applicants must show engagement to industry and how to foster sustainable collaboration.

Thai applicants only:

  • Thai applicant institution must be under administration of OHEC. List of eligible institutions can be found here
  • In addition to joint report submission via Researchfish, Thai applicants must also submit the financial report to OHEC.

Open call for application

Apply for the programme today until 19 September 2017, 16.00 UK time (only online application is accepted)

** Please note that one application only is required for one Thai-UK joint proposal **

For more information, please contact Newton Fund team at newtonfund@britishcouncil.or.th, tel 02 657 5633. 

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