Newton Fund

The Newton Fund promotes economic development and welfare in partnering countries, through science and innovation partnerships. It helps strengthen science and innovation capacity and unlock further funding to support poverty alleviation. It is managed by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and delivered through 15 UK delivery partners in collaboration with 16 partner countries.

The Newton Fund was launched in 2014 and originally consisted of £75 million each year for 5 years. In the 2015 UK spending review it was agreed to extend the fund from 2019 to 2021, and expand it to 150 million pounds per year by 2021. This would result in a £735 million investment by 2021, with partner countries providing matched resources to the fund..

What is Newton-Kâtip Çelebi Fund?

In Turkey, the Newton Fund is being implemented as the Newton-Katip Çelebi Fund Fund and is supported by the both the UK and Turkish governments. The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) is the main Turkish delivery partner and the British council is one of the delivery partners of the programme in the UK. You can find out more about the other delivery partners and their programmes at the Newton Fund website

The Newton-Katip Çelebi Fund Fund brings together the scientific research and innovation sectors in the UK and Turkey to find joint solutions to the challenges facing Turkey in economic development and social welfare.

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