UK National Commission for UNESCO

The UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC) supports the UK’s contribution to UNESCO and brings the benefits of UNESCO to the UK. We are the hub for all UNESCO-related matters in the UK. The UKNC is contracted by the UK Government Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to deliver the Newton Prize.

The Newton Prize 2020:The Shortlist has been announced here

Thank you to all our applicants with existing or past Newton Fund collaborations between the UK and....




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The Newton Prize is an annual £1 million fund which recognises the excellent research and innovation the Newton Fund has invested in since its launch in 2014. It celebrates the best partnerships between the UK and Newton countries and encourages new international collaborations to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

You can find out more information about the Newton Prize here.

Register as an Expert Reviewer

If you would like to register as a reviewer for the Newton Prize, you can find the form here.

Please note: All Newton Prize reviewers undertake peer reviews pro-bono, with the majority of the work taking place between March and July each year. To be accepted as a reviewer you are required to provide evidence of how you are a recognised expert in your specialist field.


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