Newton Fund Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership Programme opportunities

The Newton Fund aims to promote the economic development and welfare of emerging countries

The Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership Programme comprises projects designed to build the basis for strengthening the resilience of vulnerable communities to weather and climate variability, supported by the UK government's Newton Fund.

The Met Office is a Newton Fund delivery partner on behalf of UK government.  We are administering the Newton Fund through the Weather and Climate Science for Services Partnerships (WCSSP) programme. The WCSSP Programme currently includes the following projects:

Climate Science for Service Partnership China                                            (CSSP China)
Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership South Africa             (WCSSP South Africa)
Climate Science for Service Partnership Brazil                                             (CSSP Brazil)Expressions of interest now OPEN
Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership Southeast Asia (WCSSP SE Asia)                                Expression of interest CLOSED  

The Programme draws on expertise across the breadth of the UK research community. We will be allocating funding for WCSSP Programme projects through open competition. Details of open opportunities can be found on these pages and you can also learn about the research that has already been undertaken in this programme.

The Met Office is in the process of establishing a Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership for Southeast Asia (WCSSP SE Asia), supported by the UK government's Newton Fund. The WCSSP SE Asia aims to form strong, sustainable science and innovation partnerships that can be harnessed to advance scientific understanding and modelling capabilities which deliver underpinning services to protect lives and livelihoods across SE Asia.

Subject to agreement with partners in the region, we expect to hold a call for research proposals in September 2016. The call will be around the need to improve global and convective scale NWP over Southeast Asia.

The Newton Fund aims to promote the economic development and welfare of 15 partner countries to address the problems of people in developing countries around the world. It aims to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote economic development and welfare as well as unlocking further funding to support poverty alleviation

Last updated: 14 September 2016

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