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The Newton Agham Programme is an integral component of the Newton Fund, which forms part of the UK Government’s official development assistance programme. The Newton Agham Programme will provide £3 million from 2016 to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and social welfare of the Philippines. The British Council in the Philippines is working in partnership with the Government of the Philippines to deliver programmes under the Newton Agham Fund that benefit Filipino researchers.

The aim of the Newton PhD programme is to facilitate the capacity building of individuals, and the building of sustainable, long-lasting links between UK and Philippine institutions, through the DOST-Newton PhD Scholarships. The spread of opportunities from individuals to institutional partnership will ensure that individual excellence and potential is recognised, as well as embedding the approach in institutions to bring benefit to future generations of students and allow them to build on the strengthened relationships between the UK and the Philippines. 

For the purpose of the Newton Agham Programme, we define research and innovation with development relevance as activities that have the potential to contribute to the economic development and social welfare of low- and middle-income countries1 , benefitting low income and vulnerable populations in these countries. In order to be considered for funding under this Programme, all proposals must clearly articulate a plausible pathway along which the research and innovation work may lead to positive impact on these populations within a short- to medium-term timeframe (3-15 years). 

For an applicant to be considered for the DOST-Newton PhD Scholarship, the applicant must be a Filipino Citizen and have already been accepted to a PhD program in the UK. The scholarship will cover travel costs, monthly accommodation and living allowance, tuition fees, and a grant for consumables (up to a maximum of £3 thousand per year). 

Newton  Scholarships wants to sponsor your PhD