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The Newton Fund Indonesia is an official collaborative development programme between the UK and Indonesian Government in the area of research and innovation.  The 7 year programme, with up to £10 million UK funding for Indonesia was launched in 2014.

The British Council is the programme delivery partner for the Newton Fund specifically for the people pillar.

The British Council in Indonesia is working in partnership with a number of relevant Indonesian government organisations and funding bodies to deliver programmes that benefit Indonesian researchers. At the moment, the Newton Fund Indonesia is the official partner for Indonesia Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (MRTHE) to deliver UK-Indonesia Science & Technology Fund. This partnership was launched on 23rd of March 2016.

Newton Fund Indonesia is an integral component of the Newton Fund, is a part of the UK’s official collaborative development programme. From its first launch in 2014, the Newton Fund has committed to provide £75 million each year from 2014 to 2019. However, it was announced that the duration is extended to 2021 and the fund is doubled to £150 million per year. Newton Fund operates in fifteen countries, including Indonesia, to develop partnership in science and innovation promoting economic development and social welfare of developing countries.

The British Council is working alongside other key UK organisations to deliver the Newton Fund. The other UK delivery partners are International Unit UK, Innovation UK, Royal Society, Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), RCUK, Medical Research Council, British Academy, Met Office and Academy of Medical Sciences.

Programmes open for application

Programme Name Description Application
Newton Researcher Links – SAME Travel Grant 2017 Researcher Links Travel Grants is designed to provide financial support for early career researchers in Indonesia to spend minimum two up to three months in any partner country Link
Newton Fund Regional Researcher Links Workshops Grant  (South East Asia Call) Workshop grant is now available for LIPI’s established researchers who are interested  to lead  international workshop. The call is a joint initiative between the Newton Fund Indonesia and LIPI. Link


Programme Name Link
Institutional Links – KLN/INSINAS & Researcher Links – SAME Travel Grant 2016 – 2017 Grants Recipients Download PDF
Institutional Links & Researcher Links 2014 -2015 Grants Recipients Download PDF
Institutional Links & Researcher Links 2015 -2016 Grants Recipients Download PDF
Newton-RISTEKDIKTI Doctoral Scholarship in Maritime and Marine Sciences 2017 Scholarship Awardees Download PDF

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