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Newton-Mosharafa Fund

About the award

Level: PhD
Course: Any PhD that fits in one of the priority themes.
Country: Egypt
Value: full tuition, travel and living expenses
No. of awards: Variable
Deadline: TBC, likely September/October each year

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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
  • Affordable and inclusive healthcare

The PhD Programme supports Egyptian researchers to do their PhD at UK Higher Education institutions. The programme covers all fees and living/travel expenses. The programme will support both general missions (full degree scholarships 3 - 4 years), as well as joint supervisions (for students to do research for a year at a UK university as part of their Egyptian PhD). Read more about this opportunity.

Please check the Newton-Mosharafa Fund website for details of next years application cycle.

This is an external scholarship and candidates should apply for admission at Queen Mary in addition to applying for the scholarship. 

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