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

Newton Institutional Links is part of the Newton Agham Programme. This is part of the UK’s official development assistance programme, and is co-funded by the Commission on Higher Education in the Philippines.

Opportunities

Call for Institutional Links are now open.

Eligibility criteria

This opportunity is open to Philippine institutions that are eligible to apply for the CHED Grants for Innovation programme. Applications from institutions with existing IL grants are considered ineligible, please see CMO 12 series of 2017 for further guidelines.

How to apply

  1. Download and read fully the guidelines document from the download section. 
  2. Complete the online application form. A word docx version of the application form is available from the downloads section. This is intended to give applicants knowledge of the questions in the online application form only, and cannot be used to submit an application. If you are experiencing issues with downloading the budget spread sheet, please try using a different browser (Google Chrome) or email UK-InstitutionalLinks@britishcouncil.org to receive a copy.
  3. The principal applicant from the Philippine institution must accomplish the CHED Work and Financial Plan template at the downloads section with figures aligned to the completed online application form.

Grant Coverage

The Newton Agham Programme will cover costs of the UK partner, between £50,000 to £120,000 for 4 to 12 months and cover costs including:

  • research-related costs
  • the exchange of researchers, students and staff
  • costs of organising meetings, seminars, training
  • other activities to establish and strengthen collaborative links

The Commission on Higher Education will cover costs of the Philippine partner, up to Php10 million for 4 to 12 months and cover costs including:

  • research-related costs
  • the exchange of researchers, students and staff
  • costs of organising meetings, seminars, training
  • other activities to establish and strengthen collaborative links

For more information about the CHED funding, please refer to CMO 33, series 2016, which is available here.

Contact

The Universities UK International is running a bespoke support service for British Council Newton Fund applicants. To find a UK collaborator, please click here.

For enquiries, please contact Danie Son Gonzalvo, Newton Programme Officer at danieson.gonzalvo@britishcouncil.org.ph or 

For enquiries, please fill in this form

Duration of Grant

12 months

See also

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