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.

Newton Prize 

We will be celebrating with the winners of the 2019 Newton Prize at our awards ceremony in London on Wednesday 12 February 2020. Here we will announce the next partner countries for the Newton Prize 2020. You will be able to begin your application for the Newton Prize 2020 on Tuesday 10 March.

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.

Key dates for your Newton Prize 2020 application:

  • Call for Part A applications - Tuesday 10 March
  • Deadline for Part A applications - Tuesday 21 April (noon UK time)
  • Applicants successful at Part A invited to submit Part B proposals - Tuesday 2 June
  • Deadline for Part B proposals - Tuesday 7 July (noon UK time)



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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