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Latest ODA blow: Newton Fund grants cut by a quarter


Cut is smaller than to GCRF scheme, so UKRI expects fewer cancelled projects

Researchers holding grants under the Newton Fund, which is paid for through international aid, have been told they will receive a 24 per cent cut to their funding this year.

The news comes as a result of the government’s decision to reduce aid spending, slashing UK Research and Innovation’s budget for research funded by Official Development Assistance by 70 per cent. This has left the funder with £120 million less than needed to fulfil its funding commitments for 2021-22.

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