Newton Institutional Links is part of the Newton Fund. This is part of the UK’s official development assistance programme.

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.

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 Applications 2017/18

Item Description
Indonesia Co-Partner

Directorate of Research and Development – Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (MRTH)

Kerjasama Luar Negeri (KLN) programme – for Indonesian applicants from university

Insentif Riset Sistem Inovasi Nasional (Insinas) programme – for Indonesian applicants from research institution outside university (including government institution non-ministry)

Thematic Priority Areas
  1. Food Security
  2. Energy and Renewable Energy
  3. Health and Medicine
  4. Transportation Technology and Management
  5. Information and Communication Technology
  6. Advance Material
  7. Maritime
  8. Disaster Mitigation and Management
Duration of Grants 12 - 24 months
Grant Value

Total value of maximum GBP 120,000, consists of GBP 100,000 for UK side of the grant (by Newton Fund) IDR 400,000,000* for Indonesian side of the grant (by Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education)

*Please note that Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (MRTH) provides the grant in Indonesian Rupiah

Application Submission

One application per one Indonesia-UK partner on Newton Fund system.

Contractual Arrangement

British Council will contract and pay the approved grant to UK lead applying organisation; Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (MRTH) will contract and pay the approved grant to Indonesian applying organisation.

Other Considerations

Criteria for the UK principal applicant is same with general guidelines 

Criteria for the Indonesia principal applicant must comply with KLN/INSINAS criteria, which can be found in http://simlitabmas.ristekdikti.go.id/ 

Indonesian applicants only:

  • Indonesian applicants must follow additional guidelines as outlined by Ristekdikti
  • In addition to joint report submission via Research fish, Indonesian applicants must also submit narrative and financial report to Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (MRTH)