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Research... Innovation... Prosperity!

The Newton-Mosharafa Fund is £50 million, seven-year science and innovation partnership between the UK and Egypt. 

The Fund brings together the British and Egyptian scientific research and innovation sectors to find joint solutions to the challenges facing Egypt in economic development and social welfare. Read the Newton Mosharafa Fund brief.

Through Newton-Mosharafa, we will:

  • build the skills and knowledge of British and Egyptian scientists through training and researcher mobility schemes; 
  • support British and Egyptian researchers to develop new innovations and partnerships in development areas; 
  • facilitate collaboration between universities and industry to ensure that new research can benefit all in society.

We support projects in five priority areas:

  • Sustainable water management 
  • Renewable energy
  • Sustainable food production
  • Archaeology and cultural heritage
  • Affordable and inclusive healthcare

Success stories

Since its launch in 2014, the Newton-Mosharafa Fund has provided 282 scholarships to Egyptian researchers to obtain a doctoral degree, in addition to funding 69 research partnerships between Egyptian and UK universities. Research related to health care had a significant share of it, amounting to about 69%. of doctoral scholarships, and about 22% of research partnerships. This confirms the Fund's keenness to support scientific research and innovation in Egypt for affordable and inclusive health care. 

The Newton-Mosharafa Fund aims to fund scientific research and innovation in five main areas: sustainable water management, renewable energy, sustainable food production, archaeology and cultural heritage, and affordable and inclusive healthcare. These priority areas are closely related to the Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt 2030 vision, as well as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The Newton-Mosharafa Fund is co-financed over a seven-year period by the UK Government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Egyptian Government's Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. It is managed and delivered by several partners including the British Council, the British Academy in the United Kingdom, the Science and Technology Development Fund and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Missions in Egypt.

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