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The Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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BA Newton Mobility Grants for China, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, Thailand (deadline: 5th Sept 2018)

British Academy (BA) Newton Mobility Grants provide support for international researchers based in a country covered by the Newton Fund to establish and develop collaboration with UK researchers around a specific jointly defined research project.

British AcademyAims

The aim of the Newton Mobility Grants is to:

  • Strengthen research capacity of the partner countries - by facilitating training and skill transfer from the UK to partner countries.
  • Support excellent research - by linking the best researchers in the UK with the best researchers in partner countries and providing support for collaborative research.
  • Establish long term research links - between both partners to ensure sustainable research capacity in partner countries and benefit to the UK research community in the longer term.


Both a UK-based applicant and an overseas-based applicant are required for this scheme. Both applicants must have a PhD or equivalent research experience and hold a permanent or fixed-term contract in an eligible university or research institute, which must span the duration of the project. Collaborations should focus on a single jointly defined research project involving (or lead by) the two applicants. Partnerships including a training element and involving scholars in the early stages in their career will be looked on favourably.

Newton Mobility Grants from the British Academy are currently available for the following countries:

  • China
  • Mexico
  • South Africa
  • Turkey
  • Thailand

Value and Duration

Awards are available for one year and support travel and maintenance costs. Please refer to the scheme notes for the country from which you are applying for more details.


For further details please see the BA call guidance notes for Thailand or China, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey.

Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.


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