ASSESMENT CRITERIA AND DECISION MAKING PROCESS
Following submission, peer review will be undertaken by the funding agencies. To be funded, proposals must be internationally competitive and at a standard equivalent to that normally expected to be supported by each funding organisation.
Proposals will be assessed against the following criteria:
- Research merit and scientific excellence of the proposal
- Relevance of the proposal to the strategic objectives of the Newton Fund – including potential benefits and impact
- Strength and appropriateness of proposed partnership and collaboration
- Project management structure and resources, including value for money
GRANT START DATES
Due to the tight timescales and funding restrictions of the Newton Fund, UK grants must start by 01 February 2017; i.e. the ‘start confirmation’ must be submitted by 01 February 2017(this is shorter than the standard 42 days for Research Council grants).
Any enquiries related to this call should be directed to:
Phone: +44 (0) 01793 444352
Phone: +62 (21) 3521910
ABOUT THE NEWTON FUND
The Newton Fund is an initiative intended to strengthen research and innovation partnerships between the UK and emerging knowledge economies. It was launched by the Chancellor in April 2014, and will deliver £735 million of funding over the course of seven years.
The Fund forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment which is monitored by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). ODA funded activity focuses on outcomes that promote the long-term sustainable growth of countries on the OECD Development Assistance Committee list. Newton Fund countries represent a sub-set of this list. For more information, please visit the RCUK Newton Fund page; http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/international/newton/.
The Newton Fund requires that the funding be awarded in a manner that fits with Official Development Assistance (ODA) guidelines. All applications under this call must therefore be compliant with these guidelines. http://www.newtonfund.ac.uk/about/what-is-oda/