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Newton Fund Impact Scheme


Newton Fund Impact Scheme

The Newton Fund Impact Scheme (NFIS) is delivered by the British Council in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) on behalf of all Newton Fund delivery partners.

NFIS provides funding for current and previous funded Newton Fund grant holders aiming to maximise the impact from Newton Fund activities.

The collaboration between UK and partner countries can build upon the original partnership or form a new partnership. Grants will not be provided to support the continuation of existing activities. Applicants should make a strong case to demonstrate that proposals consist of new activities focusing primarily on impact realisation.

The grants will provide funding targeting the following key areas:

  • Initiating or increasing policy impacts or user engagement. This may involve translating existing research or research outcomes into policy impacts, increasing engagement with users, measures to overcome identified barriers to impact or extending engagement into new user communities.
  • Initiating or increasing engagement with impact multipliers (e.g. businesses, start-ups, NGOs or charities). This may involve moving research outcomes further along the translation pipeline or extending the outcomes into the commercial sector.

Partner countries

Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil, Kenya.


Grants can be up to a maximum £200,000 for up to two years, dependent on the country. Further details are included in the guidelines for applicants which are available in the download section.

Eligibility criteria

Please check section 4 in the guidelines for applicants on the British Council website.


13 September  2019, 16:00 UK time


If you have any questions, please contact UK-NFIS@britishcouncil.org

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