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Newton-Ungku Omar Fund: Researcher Links & Institutional Links 2017

 

BACKGROUND
Newton-Ungku Omar Fund (NUOF) is a collaboration programme between the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) and Malaysia to develop collaboration on research and innovation.

The fund aims to promote the economic development and welfare of either the partner countries or, through working with the partner country, to address the problems of low-income and vulnerable populations.

PRIORITY AREAS
> Agriculture, (e.g. irrigation, crop yields)
> Climate and environment, (e.g. climate change, green technology, sustainable development, ecosystem services, resource scarcity)
> Sustainable energy for all
> Education research for development
> Economic growth, (e.g. equitable growth, financial sector development, private sector development)
> Health, (e.g. HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases, child mortality, maternal health)
> Water and sanitation
> Food and nutrition (including food security)
> Demographic change and migration
> Rural and urban development
> Infrastructure (including civil engineering, information and communication technologies, big data for social and economic development)
> Humanitarian disasters and emergencies, disaster risk reduction
> Resilient and connected communities
> Governance, society and conflict, (e.g. transparency, accountability, effective institutions, land and natural resource rights, poverty alleviation, social development, structural inequalities, violence and security, peace building, civil society)
> Development-relevant data collection, quality and access (including administrative data and macroeconomic statistics)

GRANT DETAILS
1. Researcher Links (Workshop Grants)
Application via - https://apply.gmt.britishcouncil.org/outreach/workbench.ofml?_ga=1.224461406.578802964.1486094416
Further information - https://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science/current-opportunities/workshop-grants-newton-april-2017
Closing date to IPSR - 15 May 2017

2. Institutional links grant
Application via - https://apply.gmt.britishcouncil.org/outreach/workbench.ofml?_ga=1.224461406.578802964.1486094416
Further information - https://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science/current-opportunities/workshop-grants-newton-april-2017
Closing date to IPSR - 15 May 2017


DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED TO IPSR
1. Application form (Hardcopy); and
2. Recommendation from RC & Faculty form


CONTACT PERSON IN IPSR
Banu: banu@utar.edu.my, ext. 848
Azahian: azahian@utar.edu.my, ext. 846