Mat Wright

The Newton Fund builds research and innovation partnerships with 18 partner countries, including Indonesia, to support their economic development and social welfare, and to develop their research and innovation capacity for long-term sustainable growth. It has a total UK Government investment of £735 million up until 2021, with matched resources from the partner countries. 

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 £18 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 (MoRTHE) to deliver UK-Indonesia Science & Technology Fund. This partnership was launched on 23rd of March 2016.

The Newton Fund is managed by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and delivered through 15 UK delivery partners, which include the Research Councils, the UK Academies, the British Council, Innovate UK and the Met Office. 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. 

For further information visit the Newton Fund website (www.newtonfund.ac.uk) and follow via Twitter: @NewtonFund

Programmes open for application

Programme Name Description Application
Newton Institutional Links-KLN 2019

Newton Institutional Links provides grants for the development of research and innovation collaborations between the UK and Indonesia.

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.

Newton Institutional Links – KLN Information Day

The event serves as avenue between potential applicants and grant managers of the call to discuss application further.

Successful research principal investigators will also share their experience on applying to the newton fund – both UK and Indonesia PI.

Newton Prize 2019

The 2019 Newton Prize is now open for applications from Indonesia. The call is open to existing or past recipients of Newton funding for projects with these countries. The Newton Prize will be awarded for the best research or innovation that promotes the economic development and social welfare of Newton partner countries.



Programme Name Link
Newton-RISTEKDIKTI Doctoral Scholarship in Maritime and Marine Sciences 2017 Scholarship Awardees Download PDF
Institutional Links – KLN/INSINAS & Researcher Links – SAME Travel Grant 2017 -2018 Grants Recipients Download PDF
Institutional Links – KLN/INSINAS & Researcher Links – SAME Travel Grant 2016 – 2017 Grants Recipients Download PDF
Institutional Links & Researcher Links 2015 -2016 Grants Recipients Download PDF
Institutional Links & Researcher Links 2014 -2015 Grants Recipients Download PDF

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