A joint effort between the Malaysian and British government to promote STI collaboration between the two countries. The set-up of the fund was approved by the Economic Council on the 14th of June 2014, totaling approximately RM110 million to match the £20 million provided by the UK government for the next 5 years.
The Newton-Ungku Omar Fund plays a vital role in growing the capabilities and capacities of Malaysia's scientifc community. It provides local researchers with the opportunity to collaborate with research partners in the UK on projects that address specifc issues pertaining to the global challenge of climate change and sustainability.
Activities under the Newton Fund are categorized into three broad pillars:MORE ABOUT US +
Increasing capacity for science and innovation in partners countries
Creating collaborative solutions to development challenges and strengthening innovation systems
Research collaborations on development topics