Written evidence submitted by Paul Scully MP, Minister for Small Business, Consumers & Labour markets (FL0031)

 

Darren Jones MP

Chair of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee House of Commons

SW1A 0AA

 

19 November 2020

Dear Darren,

 

Following the recent session on 5th November, concerning forced labour in UK supply chains, I promised to reply to you with more evidence regarding the Department’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) spend.

 

Though your questions were more specifically about the Newton Fund, I would like to assure the Committee that I have assessed all of the Department’s ODA funds – the Newton Fund, the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and International Climate Finance (ICF) – with the answers below covering all three. The Committee asked me to address each of the following three points:

 

“Confirm that no money is going through BEIS into the Xinjiang region, where human rights abuses are happening.”

 

I am happy to confirm that none of BEIS’s ODA funding is going into the Xinjiang region, either through funding projects based in the region, or through research partners based there. As UK researchers are recipients of grant funding, BEIS cannot specify who researchers can contract with for materials or services, as is standard practice for grant management. However, these suppliers must be compliant with wider fund policy on matters such as safeguarding and anti-slavery compliance. BEIS requires that Delivery Partners ensure implementation of these policies throughout the programme lifecycle, and through the ODA Assurance Plan, independently evidences that Delivery Partners have complied with this requirement. As such, we can be confident that no organisations involved in, or profiting from forced labour would be eligible suppliers.

 

With regards to the Newton Fund, the matched funding arrangements under which the Newton Fund operates mean that UK ODA funding is provided to UK researchers, to pay for their research costs - whilst partners, in this case China, pay the costs of their researchers. BEIS does not provide any ODA funding to the Chinese government.

 

“Audit the trail of money and give the committee a detailed explanation of which organisations and projects receive funding from BEIS, and the sums of money involved.”

 

Annexes A & B of this letter detail a line-by-line breakdown of the active projects receiving BEIS ODA funding, taking place in China. The Department’s ODA spend broadly falls under two categories: Research & Innovation (R&I) ODA – covering the Newton Fund and GCRF – and ICF, with each having different established funding relationships and mechanisms.

 

For R&I ODA, all funding from BEIS is allocated to Fund “Delivery Partners”. With a high degree of overlap across GCRF and the Newton Fund, these Delivery Partners are all established, UK-based institutions with recognised research funding mechanisms:

-          UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

-          National Academies (Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering, Academy of Medical Sciences, British Academy)

-          BEIS Executive Agencies (the Met Office and the UK Space Agency)

-          UK universities through the four Higher Education Funding Councils as Quality Research (QR) funding

-          The British Council

 

Annex C of this letter illustrates how much money has been used by each Delivery Partner with China in 2019. The terms of this funding are set each year by BEIS in each Delivery Partner’s respective “Grant Allocation Letter”.

 

For ICF funding, given the sheer scale of the investment challenge and scarcity of available concessional resources, the approach to date has not focussed on buying down the cheapest carbon to reduce emissions in the short term. Instead, we have sought to drive ‘transformational change’, by which we mean change that catalyses further changes and ultimately results in a global shift towards low-carbon, sustainable growth in line with Paris temperature targets. This approach has broadly translated into a portfolio whereby we use our strategy to set the overall direction and then select the best investment opportunities from projects initiated externally. Rather than conceiving and/or delivering programmes internally, the majority of our programming goes through either global or multi-country (as opposed to bilateral) channels - delivered through the major multilateral climate funds and development institutions such as the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs). China is eligible to apply for some of these, as an ODA eligible country.

 

Through our country targeted approach, £5m of ICF has been committed to activities through the UK PACT programme in China to support divestment from high emissions activity and to mobilise investment into low emissions activity. The funding is spent on sharing expertise and best practice with China, enabling key stakeholders and decision makers to understand climate issues, and address them in line with international standards, based on learnings from the UK. This work includes an explicit focus on greening the Belt and Road Initiative. By working with a country which is the largest investor in coal fired power generation and the largest investor in renewables, with an increasing international footprint, the UK is better able to reduce global carbon emissions. We have a financial commitment to all developing countries under the UNFCCC, and the ICF is our main contribution to this; it is essential for driving delivery of the Paris Agreement, and is central to the UK’s reputation as a climate leader. Further details on BEIS ICF funded programmes which support activities within China can be found in the Annex A. “Give detail on the risk assessments that are carried out to ensure that no public money is contributing to organisations involved in human rights abuses in Xinjiang.”

 

The two R&I ODA funds – the Newton Fund and GCRF – operate through a similar, devolved model. Funds are allocated from BEIS to UK Delivery Partners, who are then responsible for creating and managing research funding competitions. ODA R&I Delivery Partners are either in the Official Government Sector, or are established research institutions, so have passed BEIS due diligence requirements regarding internal funding mechanisms at the organisational level.

 

The annual Allocation Letter BEIS issues to Delivery Partners outlines governance and oversight requirements. These include conditions requiring Delivery Partners to implement appropriate policies and processes to ensure anti-slavery, safeguarding, probity in spending public funds and transparency requirements are met. Delivery Partners have a legal responsibility to monitor and report incidents of non-compliance. BEIS maintains oversight through quarterly compliance reports from Delivery Partners, supported by audit and assurance actions which require Delivery Partners to show clear evidence of compliance.

 

These standards set by BEIS are in line with best practice as established by Cabinet Office principles on spending public funds and FCDO and OECD guidance on ODA.

 

With regards to risk assessments during the programme delivery life cycle, as well- established organisations, Delivery Partners have their own comprehensive funding and due diligence mechanisms. Once a Delivery Partner has established a research funding competition, a research consortium can apply for funding, typically led by a UK-based Principal Investigator (PI), from a university. These PIs are responsible for contracting with any local parties but must do so in-line with the governance requirements outlined above, of the Delivery Partner and the Fund more generally, thereby complying with all relevant aspects of UK law. As such, due diligence of risk and ensuring appropriate funding happens at all levels and with regular reviews.

 

ICF has various assurance structures in place to minimise safeguarding risks across the portfolio, and we work closely with our delivery partners to ensure they uphold the assurances.

 

In 2018, former Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth Claire Perry wrote to ICF delivery partners funded by BEIS to seek reassurances on four key safeguarding principles; all delivery partners have since provided assurances on their implementation of these principles.

 

ICF has also introduced safeguarding as a new criterion into our due diligence of delivery partners, to enable them to assess that they are upholding these principles. BEIS and FCDO officials are also working to create a more unified system for


complainants wishing to report instances of Safeguarding against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEAH).

 

In addition, ICF continues to work in collaboration with the Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA) to conduct a substantive risk chain mapping exercise, to improve ICF’s oversight of downstream partners, supply chains and the risks they carry. Aligned with FCDO, delivery chain mapping is a process which identifies and captures the names, funding country location, funding start date/end date of lower-tier delivery partners involved in delivering a specific service or product. This exercise seeks to understand, capture and manage the risks to the successful delivery of a programme in relation to downstream delivery partners. It provides more information about the formal relationships, the flow of funds from the initial source and the controls and potential risks. ICF particularly focuses on seeking assurances on financial management, anti- corruption and safeguarding policies. In line with the GIAA assurance plan, this exercise currently covers one-third of the ICF portfolio and is now being rolled out across the portfolio. In response to the exercise, all tier 1 delivery partners (those partners who receive funding directly from HMG), surveyed were found to have adequate safeguarding procedures in place.

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PAUL SCULLY MP

Minister for Small Business, Consumers & Labour Markets Minister for London


ANNEX A: ACTIVE R&I ODA Projects in China

The below list details every currently active project in China funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund or the Newton Fund.

 

 

Donor Project Number (Includes Fund and Delivery Partner)

 

 

 

Project Title

 

 

 

Project Description

 

 

2019 SID

actual spend

 

 

 

Sector

 

 

 

Fund

 

 

 

Delivery Partner

GCRF_AHRC_CHN_AH1003_AH/ P004768/1

Open Call ODA Compliant Awards 2017/2018 Imaging Minority Culture:  Photography, Digital Sharing, and Cultural Survival in Northeast China

Research grant exploring the photographic archive of Evenki and Orochen ethnic minorities in northeast China. Beneficiaries: ethnic minorities, museum sector. SDGs:16

 

 

 

 

£

 

 

 

 

20,161

 

 

 

Research/scientific institutions

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

Arts and Humanities Research Council

GCRF_AHRC_CHN_AH1004_AH/ R004129/1

Research Networking Highlight Notice for International Development 2017 Sustainable and Creative Village Research Network SW China

Sustainable and Creative Villages Research Network enhancing skills building, arts production, craft skills, and tourism. Beneficiaries: village communities in Southwest China, academia, policymakers, and practitioners. SDGs: 11, 12

 

 

 

 

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

14,532

 

 

 

Research/scientific institutions

 

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

Arts and Humanities Research Council

GCRF_AMS_CHN_GCRFNG\1002 03

Joint Academies Resilient  Futures programme GCRF Networking Grants (round 1)

Networking grants to support the development of sustainable, multidisciplinary partnerships between research groups, policy makers and practitioners in LMICs and the UK to generate new ideas for research and new approaches to addressing global challenges,to pumpprime applications to other GCRF programmes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research/scientific institutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy of Medical Sciences

GCRF_AMS_CHN_GCRFNG\1003 89

Joint Academies Resilient  Futures programme GCRF Networking Grants (round 1)

Networking grants to support the development of sustainable, multidisciplinary partnerships between research groups, policy makers and practitioners in LMICs and the UK to generate new ideas for research and new approaches to addressing global challenges,to pumpprime applications to other GCRF programmes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research/scientific institutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy of Medical Sciences

GCRF_AMS_CHN_SBF003\1160

Joint Academies Resilient Futures programme Springboard Award (round 3)

Future talent generation by establishing a cohort of outstanding early career researchers who are specifically focussed on collaborating with researchers in developing countries, and in supporting development by addressing research questions relevant to the GCRF

 

 

 

 

 

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

50,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical research

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy of Medical Sciences

GCRF_AMS_CHN_SBF003\1175

Joint Academies Resilient Futures programme Springboard Award (round 3)

Future talent generation by establishing a cohort of outstanding early career researchers who are specifically focussed on collaborating with researchers in developing countries, and in supporting development by addressing research questions relevant to the GCRF

 

 

 

 

 

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

49,060

 

 

 

 

 

Medical research

 

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

 

Academy of Medical Sciences

GCRF_AMS_CHN_GCRFNGR2\1 0395

Joint Academies Resilient  Futures programme GCRF Networking Grants (round 2)

Networking grants to support the development of sustainable, multidisciplinary partnerships between research groups, policy makers and practitioners in LMICs and the UK to generate new ideas for research and new approaches to addressing global challenges,to pumpprime applications to other GCRF programmes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research/scientific institutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy of Medical Sciences

GCRF_BBSRC_CHN_BB/P022677

/1

Genomic approaches to increasing resilience in oilseed rape seedling establishment in the Yangtze River basin

Research Grant – Collaborative research using genomics to develop improved rapeseed varieties with enhanced tolerance to heat and drought stress,  suitable for the Yangtze River Basin. This collaboration with the OCRICAAS (China) will directly help breeders to develop better rapeseed varieties for drought conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39,698

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agricultural research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

GCRF_BBSRC_CHN_BB/P023282

/1

Understanding and reducing lodging in maize and rice.

Research Grant the proposed project aims to identify the biological parameters that affect crop uprooting and stem breakage in rice and maize. The project will provide tools to crop breeders to improve yields in these crops, benefiting farmers and population in Mexico and China.

 

 

 

 

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

75,036

 

 

 

 

 

Agricultural research

 

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

GCRF_BBSRC_CHN_BB/P022987

/1

Restoring soil function and resilience to degraded grasslands

Grasslands in QinghaiTibetan plateau, China, support livestock production and provide ecosystem services to rural populations. This project will identify approaches to help restore soil function and improve resilience to extreme events like drought, ensuring sustainability of livelihoods and the local economy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

65,513

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agricultural research

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

 

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

GCRF_EPSRC_CHN_EP/P027938

/1

Call 1 Tackling global development challenges through engineering and digital technology research

Ultralowcost endoscopy for gastric cancer screening in rural China

 

£

 

438,795

Research/scientific institutions

 

GCRF

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

GCRF_EPSRC_CHN_EP/R01391

8/1

Call 2 Diagnostics, prosthetics and orthotics

to tackle health challenges in developing countries

Detecting and Monitoring Stroke in China Using a

LowCost, Portable Microwave Scanner

 

£

 

278,047

Research/scientific institutions

 

GCRF

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

GCRF_EPSRC_CHN_EP/R01397

7/1

Call 2 Diagnostics, prosthetics and orthotics to tackle health challenges in developing countries

Low Cost Morphable Teleoperated Endoscope for Gastric Intestinal Tract Screening in rural China towards sustainable health

 

 

£

 

 

352,159

 

Research/scientific institutions

 

 

GCRF

 

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

GCRF_EPSRC_CHN_EP/R01409

4/1

Call 2 Diagnostics, prosthetics and orthotics to tackle health challenges in developing countries

Development of New Low Cost Point of Care Diagnostic Technologies for Diabetic Retinopathy in China

 

 

 

£

 

 

 

372,370

 

 

Research/scientific institutions

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

GCRF_EPSRC_CHN_EP/R01391

8/1 inc

Call 2 Diagnostics, prosthetics and orthotics to tackle health challenges in developing countries

Call 2 Diagnostics, prosthetics and orthotics to tackle health challenges in developing countries

 

 

 

£

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

Medical research

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

GCRF_EPSRC_CHN_EP/R01409

4/1 inc

Call 2 Diagnostics, prosthetics and orthotics to tackle health challenges in developing countries

Call 2 Diagnostics, prosthetics and orthotics to tackle health challenges in developing countries

 

 

 

£

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

Medical research

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

GCRF_ESRC_CHN_ES/P003567/ 1

GCRF: SDAI

SDAI stands for Secondary Data Analysis - To encourage research addressing social and economic challenges of developing countries to be conducted using existing social science data sets. The aims of  this competition were to: Utilise existing data resources to produce high-quality, impactful research on developing countries; Improve the capacity and methods for secondary data research in and on developing countries; Co-produce substantive and innovative data research in readiness for future GCRF calls; and Provide insight into existing data resources which can be used to conduct high quality research on developing countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12,487

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research/scientific institutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economic and Social Research Council

GCRF_ESRC_CHN_ES/P009670/ 1

GCRF: training / early career

Postdoctoral Fellowships awarded to Early Career Researchers in International Development.

The ESRC GCRF Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme provides a career development opportunity for those at a relatively early stage of their academic career who can demonstrate great potential in social science research, which has an international development focus. These awards form a key part of ESRC’s strategy to achieve the aims of GCRF and to promote excellence in UK social science capacity building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research/scientific institutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economic and Social Research Council


GCRF_MRC_CHN_MR/N021037/1

Performance of EArly Retinal Laser (PEARL)

MRC/JGHT Dev 2015 award to find out the cost effectiveness of treating diabetic blindness in China. And if patients who get early treatment are less likely to drop out of any further followup treatment

 

 

 

 

£              17,921

 

 

 

 

Medical research

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

Medical Research Council

GCRF_MRC_CHN_MR/P021336/1

The use of human monoclonal antibodies to inform and enhance influenza vaccine virus selection.

IIB Research Boards Sep/Oct 2016 RM 2017 award to look at the use of human monoclonal antibodies to inform and enhance influenza vaccine virus selection in China

 

 

 

 

£              335,029

 

 

 

 

Medical research

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

Medical Research Council

GCRF_MRC_CHN_MR/S014551/1

Developing a multiplex serology panel to detect and quantify EpsteinBarr virus infection

MRC/Global Cancer Research Grant to study will develop and validate a panel capable of measuring  and quantifying the amounts of EpsteinBarr virus biomarkers. The panel will be part of a pilot casecohort study including 200 each of Nasopharyngeal Cancer, gastric cancer cases and populationbased subcohort individuals in the wellestablished China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              126,640

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Research Council

GCRF_MRC_CHN_MR/T008547/1

Diet, biomarkers and noncommunicable diseases in rural and urban China: federated analysis of populationbased studies

MRC mechanistic Nutrition award lookng at the diet, biomarkers and noncommunicable diseases in rural and urban China: federated analysis of populationbased studies

 

 

 

 

£              22,437

 

 

 

 

Medical research

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

Medical Research Council

GCRF_MRC_CN_MR/T003995/1

Syphilis selftesting to expand test uptake among men who have sex with men (SST)

MRC JGHT award to develop Syphilis selftesting to expand test uptake among men who have sex with men (SST)

 

 

 

 

£              24,740

 

 

 

 

Medical research

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

Medical Research Council

GCRF_NERC_CHN_NE/R014264/ 1

Building Resilience Finance Programme. Integrated Threshold Development for Parametric Insurance Solutions for Guangdong Province China (INPAIS)

Research Grant – improving reliability of parametric insurance programmes for Tropical Cyclone strikes in Guangdong province, China. Benefitting prefectures affected by Tropical Cyclone strikes by enabling more rapid response and recovery. SDGs: 13, 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              83,703

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental research

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Environment Research Council

GCRF_RAENG_CHN_FoESF1718

\3\5

Frontiers of Engineering for Development

This programme will contribute to the engineering research base focussed primarily in the developing world and also play a capacitybuilding role.

 

 

 

£              7,061

 

 

Research/scientific institutions

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

Royal Academy of Engineering

GCRF_RAENG_CHN_RF1516\15\ 22

Engineering for Development Research Fellowships

Engineering for Development Research Fellowships

 

 

£              134,295

 

 

Medical research

 

 

GCRF

 

 

Royal Academy of Engineering

GCRF_RAENG_CHN_RF201617\1 6\26

Engineering for Development Research Fellowships

Engineering for Development Research Fellowships

 

 

 

£              125,000

 

 

Water sector policy and administrative management

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

Royal Academy of Engineering

GCRF_RS_CHN_ICA_IC160121

ChinaUK Research for Safeguarding Natural Waters

Research Grant Collaboration between UK and China. Developing a catalogue of the effects of pollutants in water on molecular response networks, to better assess the potential toxicological effects induced by compoundmixtures in contaminated water. This work will benefit China and other developing nations with contaminated water supplies. SDGs 3,6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              75,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water resources conservation (including data collection)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

GCRF_RS_CHN_ICA_IC170044

AqueousPhase Depolymerisation of Lignin to Aromatics via Hydrogen Transfer

Research Grant Collaboration between UK and China. Developing a new strategy for lignin valorisation that could potentially add value to millions of tonnes of lignin, a biofuel waste product, making production of biofuel economically viable while reducing the environmental impact of lignin in China. SDG 7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              75,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biofuel-fired power plants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

GCRF_RS_CHN_CLG_CHL\R1\18 0027

Breeding Rice Resilient to a High CO2 Future

Research Grant – interdisciplinary consortium based in UK, Malaysia and China using computational  biology to simulate future environmental conditions, feeding this information on to plant  breeders  to cultivate climate resilient rice. Ensuring food for the next generation in LMICs. SDGs 1,2,3,13.

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              235,018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agricultural research

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

GCRF_RS_CHN_CLG_CHL\R1\18 0031

Development of phage therapy for controlling plant pathogenic bacteria

Research Grant – interdisciplinary consortium based in UK, China and Indonesia developing a solution to control Ralstonia disease outbreaks, a bacterial plant pathogen that destroys crop plants. The project will provide economic and societal stability for crop production in developing countries with large populations. SDGs 2,3,8,9,11,12,17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              247,419

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agricultural research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

GCRF_RS_CHN_CLG_CHL\R1\18 0496

Developing "TempResist Rice" to maintain yield under high temperature stress

Research Grant – interdisciplinary consortium based in UK and China using digital imaging and machine learning to identify rice traits best suited to coping with future temperature stressors. The project will enhance productivity and maintain rice yields under variable environmental conditions. SDGs 2,3,17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              245,721

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agricultural research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

GCRF_RS_CHN_ICA_ICA\R1\180 088

Enhancing Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Chinese Agriculture

Research Grant Collaboration between UK and China. Researching the use of biological nitrogen fixation to provide a sustainable means of supplying nitrogen to crops in molybdenumdeficient soils in China, increasing crop yields and limiting environmental pollution from fertilisers. SDGs 2,6,13.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              66,075

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agricultural research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

GCRF_RS_CHN_ICA_ICA\R1\180 317

Efficient Production of Transport Fuels and Chemicals from Methanol and Greenhouse Gas Carbon Dioxide

Research Grant Collaboration between UK and China. The proposal involves the applications of catalysis to convert China's coal and shale gas reserves to transport fuels and chemicals, and to synthesise methanol from carbon dioxide by lowenergy enzymatic routes. SDGs 7,12,13.

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              74,690

 

 

 

 

 

 

Energy research

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

GCRF_STFC_CHN_FA_2017_ST/ R002770/1

Gravitationalwave Excellence  through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China

GCRF Foundation Award 2017 Award for capacity and capability in China in specialist, multidisciplinary training relating to the detection of gravitational waves.

 

 

 

 

£              84,712

 

 

 

Advanced technical and managerial training

 

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

 

Science and Technology Facilities Council

GCRF_STFC_CHN_SKA_China_4 070195667

ChinaUnited Kingdom Joint Square Kilometer Array Programme

STFC GCRF Core Budget. UKChina Square Kilometre Array Researcher Exchange Scheme, to bring Chinese early career researchers to UK

 

 

 

£              20,000

 

 

Advanced technical and managerial training

 

 

 

GCRF

 

 

Science and Technology Facilities Council

 

 

 

 

 

NF_AHRC_CHN_32

Development through the Creative Economy in China

Research grants connecting Chinese and UK researchers with key stakeholders and communities in China to generate economic growth and prosperity through the creative industries. Benefitting Chinese citizens, and addressing UNSDG 8,9.

 

 

 

 

 

£              828,157

 

 

 

 

Industrial policy and administrative management

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

Arts and Humanities Research Council


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_AMS_CHN_NAF0001

Newton Advanced Fellowship scheme 2014/15

Awards for early to midcareer international researchers who have already established (or in process of establishing) a research group. Awards support researchers in their own country, providing funding for training and development in collaboration with a UK partner, with the intention of transferring knowledge and research capabilities to partner countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy of Medical Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_AMS_CHN_NAF0003

The primary aims of the Newton Advanced

Fellowship programme are to:□

  Support the development of a well0trained research community who can contribut

Awards for early to midcareer international researchers who have already established (or in process of establishing) a research group. Awards support researchers in their own country, providing funding for training and development in collaboration with a UK partner, with the intention of transferring knowledge and research capabilities to partner countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy of Medical Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_AMS_CHN_NAF0005

The primary aims of the Newton Advanced

Fellowship programme are to:□

  Support the development of a well0trained research community who can contribut

Awards for early to midcareer international researchers who have already established (or in process of establishing) a research group. Awards support researchers in their own country, providing funding for training and development in collaboration with a UK partner, with the intention of transferring knowledge and research capabilities to partner countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              110,931

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy of Medical Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_AMS_CHN_NAF0007

The primary aims of the Newton Advanced

Fellowship programme are to:□

  Support the development of a well0trained research community who can contribut

Awards for early to midcareer international researchers who have already established (or in process of establishing) a research group. Awards support researchers in their own country, providing funding for training and development in collaboration with a UK partner, with the intention of transferring knowledge and research capabilities to partner countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              103,950

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy of Medical Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_AMS_CHN_NAF0009

Newton Advanced Fellowship 2018/19 R2

Awards for early to midcareer international researchers who have already established (or in process of establishing) a research group. Awards support researchers in their own country, providing funding for training and development in collaboration with a UK partner, with the intention of transferring knowledge and research capabilities to partner countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              74,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy of Medical Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_AMS_CHN_NIF0003

The primary aims of the Newton International

Fellowship programme are to:□

  Support the development of a welltrained research community by supportin

Scheme supports earlycareer international researchers to spend two years undertaking research at a host university or research institution in the UK, enabling them to benefit from a period within a first class research environment in some of the UK’s best universities. Awards provide stipend, research monies, and relocation costs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              64,750

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy of Medical Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_AMS_CHN_NIF0004

The primary aims of the Newton International

Fellowship programme are to:□

  Support the development of a welltrained research community by supportin

Scheme supports earlycareer international researchers to spend two years undertaking research at a host university or research institution in the UK, enabling them to benefit from a period within a first class research environment in some of the UK’s best universities. Awards provide stipend, research monies, and relocation costs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              91,645

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy of Medical Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_AMS_CHN_NIF0005

Newton International Fellowship 2018/19

Scheme supports earlycareer international researchers to spend two years undertaking research at a host university or research institution in the UK, enabling them to benefit from a period within a first class research environment in some of the UK’s best universities. Awards provide stipend, research monies, and relocation costs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              89,750

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy of Medical Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_BA_CHN_664

Newton Advanced Fellowships (Year 50Round 2)

This programme focuses on midcareer researchers in Newton Fund countries, and develops their research strengths by providing support for training and development in collaboration with a UK partner with the intention of transferring knowledge and research capabilities to researchers in partner countries. These partner countries value the focus on the development of the skills and capabilities of researchers, the importance of creating centres of research excellence and building a strong research base across all disciplines, as well as the contributions of curiosity driven research to international development. By establishing collaborations between UK and overseas researchers (and their research groups) and by providing training and opportunities for skills transfers, we can support the development of a cohort of outstanding researchers in Newton Fund countries, establishing enduring equitable research and innovation partnerships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              106,038

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_BBSRC_CHN_36

UKChina Joint Centres in Agricultural Nitrogen

Collaborative research programme between the UK and China. A key challenge for China is reduce use of nitrogen fertilisers by 3050% while increasing crop production levels by 1020%. Joint Centres funded by this scheme will address these problems, contributing to longterm sustainable agriculture production and food security in China.

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              537,005

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agricultural research

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_BBSRC_CHN_37

Rice Research Initiative

Collaborative research programme between  UK, China, Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines focused on sustainable rice research. Rice is eaten by >50% of the world’s population every day. In Asia, where 90% of rice is consumed, ensuring there is enough affordable rice for everyone, or rice security, is equivalent to food security.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              47,788

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agricultural research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_BBSRC_CHN_69

UKChina Agricultural Technology Centres

Supporting UKChina, centretocentre, innovation partnerships in the agritech sector. Each partnership will involve Chinese and UK business and research collaborations, focussed on the translation of research and the development of novel commercial products, processes and services to meet critical agrifood challenges China is facing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              1,418,241

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agricultural research

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_BBSRC_CHN_71

Swine and Poultry Initiative

Collaborative research programme between UK, China, Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines to support bilateral or multilateral research projects focused on increasing resilience to diseases in swine and poultry with epidemic and/or zoonotic potential. Grants awarded will develop solutions which will contribute to food safety, security and economic growth in partner countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              443,108

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agricultural research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_BBSRC_CHN_84_RCUK6

ChinaUK: Research and Innovation Bridges Competition

Support for research and development projects that propose new commercial soultuions to challenges impacting the socioeconomic growth and development of China in relation to energy, healthcare, urbanisation and agrifood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              50,819

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research/scientific institutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_BBSRC_CHN_87

UKChina Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science (CEPAMS)0Phase 2

Second phase funding for joint centre (John Innes Centre and Chinese Academy of Sciences) supporting excellent, collaborative projects underpinned by an emerging AfricaBritainChina initiative in the areas of plant and microbial sciences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              850,523

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agricultural research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_BC_CHN_205

To provide development opportunities for PhD students and establish research links between research groups in the UK and China

Building up a talented pool of welltrained, internationally active doctoral students is an essential step towards establishing worldclass research systems. This scheme provides PhD scholarships for students to come to the UK to perform their studies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              3,918

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Council

 

 

 

 

NF_BC_CHN_207

To build sustainable research links between the UK and partner countries and build capacity for engagement in international research collaboration in

Grants for workshops in priority research areas defined at a country level, which allow UK and partner country researchers to share their research and establish relationships for longer term collaboration.

 

 

 

 

£              13,191

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

British Council

 

 

 

 

 

NF_BC_CHN_214

To provide development opportunities for PhD students and establish research links between research groups in the UK and China

Building up a talented pool of welltrained, internationally active doctoral students is an essential step towards establishing worldclass research systems. This scheme provides PhD scholarships for students to come to the UK to perform their studies.

 

 

 

 

 

£              239,120

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

British Council

 

 

 

 

NF_BC_CHN_215

To build sustainable research links between the UK and partner countries and build capacity for engagement in international research collaboration in

Grants for workshops in priority research areas defined at a country level, which allow UK and partner country researchers to share their research and establish relationships for longer term collaboration.

 

 

 

 

£              488,424

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

British Council

 

 

 

 

NF_BC_CHN_216

Researcher Links call June 2019

Grants for workshops in priority research areas defined at a country level, which allow UK and partner country researchers to share their research and establish relationships for longer term collaboration.

 

 

 

 

£              1,466

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

British Council

 

 

 

 

NF_EPSRC_CHN_69

To initiate a research partnership to tackle the challenge of a sustainable water supply in delta regions in China. In partership with NWO, Netherland

Research into sustainable delta development for the Chinese context, including resilient urban planning/management, optimising water allocation/use, coastal zone management

 

 

 

 

£              495,091

 

 

 

Research/scientific institutions

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_EPSRC_CHN_74

Offshore renewable energy systems

Collaborative research programme on the challenges related to design and deployment of floating offshore wind power and wave energy, focusing on the Chinese development context, including environmental concerns. This programme aims to promote the economic development of China by reducing the cost of energy and reliance on fossil fuels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              1,477,320

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marine energy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

 

 

 

 

 

NF_EPSRC_CHN_RCUK6

To support UKChina academicindustry collaborations to contribute to China's economic development and welfare

Collaborative R&D projects for sustainable development, supported by Innovate UK and RCUK in partnership, where each project includes academic and industry partners from the UK and the partner country.

 

 

 

 

 

£              154,891

 

 

 

 

Technological research and development

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_ESRC_CHN_FRM China

Joint collaboration with the Natural National Foundation of China. The aim of the call is to better our understanding of China's developing financial

Awards supporting a better understanding of China's developing financial systems to support sustainable growth. Sustained economic growth remains crucial to the health of the world economy and prospects for continued progress against poverty in China itself also for the development of emerging economies and continued reductions in global poverty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              653,427

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research/scientific institutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economic and Social Research Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_ESRC_CHN_ICPC China

International Centre Partnership Call between the research centres funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Natural National Foundat

Strengthen research in the SS and A&H between the UK and China by providing funding for joint activities between internationally excellent researchers in the areas Urban transformations. Economic development and welfare reform, Global governance, Humanities contributing to development, Creative industries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              6,472

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research/scientific institutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economic and Social Research Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_ESRC_CHN_UT China

Joint collaboration with the Natural National Foundation ofChina. The aim of this call is to focus on addressing the issues arising from urban areas a

UKChina collaborative research projects addressing urban transformations in China and which contribute to the economic development and welfare. Proposals must address one or more of the following topics: Urban systems and hierarchies; Migration and public services; Land use, housing and infrastructure; Inequalities and everyday life; Urban environment and sustainability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              44,641

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research/scientific institutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economic and Social Research Council

 

 

 

NF_IUK_CHN_

China/MoST/AgriTech

ChinaUK: AgriTech Centres Innovation Competition

Competitive industryled grants to stimulate innovative commercial solutions to key socioeconomic challenges in China focused on precision agriculture to improve yield and quality

 

 

 

 

£              687,638

 

 

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

InnovateUK

 

 

 

 

 

NF_IUK_CHN_ China/Province1

China ProvinceUK: Collaboration for Innovation Competition (Guangdong)

Competitive industryled grants to stimulate innovative commercial solutions to key socioeconomic challenges in China focusing on urban innovations and their impact on health and the environment

 

 

 

 

 

£              1,545,708

 

 

 

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

InnovateUK

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_IUK_CHN_15106

To strengthen UKChinese businessresearch partnerships, for the development from existing, excellent research of innovative products, processes and

Competitivelywon grants (matchfunded by applicants) to support R&D projects involving Chinese and UK business and research collaborations, that propose innovative commercial solutions to key challenges China faces in energy, healthcare, agriculture and urbanisation

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              3,210,578

 

 

 

 

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

InnovateUK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_MO_CHN_473

Improve the observational basis for understanding East Asian climate variability and change by including early years’ data through digitisation, and b

Collaborative climate science research between Chinese and UK researchers to help better understand the likely causes of climaterelated extreme events and longterm climate trends in China and East Asia region. Increased scientific understanding will help to better mitigate the risks arising from climate variability and change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              551,371

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Met Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_MO_CHN_475

Improve the observational basis for understanding East Asian climate variability and change by including early years’ data through digitisation, and b

Collaborative climate science research between Chinese and UK researchers to help better understand the likely causes of climaterelated extreme events and longterm climate trends in China and East Asia region. Increased scientific understanding will help to better mitigate the risks arising from climate variability and change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              539,484

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Met Office


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_MO_CHN_476

Assess model simulations of European and Chinese regional climate. Identify key model errors in mean and variability through the annual cycle + scope

Collaborative climate science research programme between China and UK focused on the evaluation of UK and Chinese climate model variability to further our collective understanding of the underpinning science of climate dynamics. Contribution to improvement in climate predictions of extreme events in the East Asia region for climate mitigation/adaptation decisions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              445,996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Met Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_MO_CHN_478

Assess model simulations of European and Chinese regional climate. Identify key model errors in mean and variability through the annual cycle + scope

Collaborative climate science research programme between Chinese and UK to develop an enhanced understanding of underpinning climate dynamics and use of this to critically examine the performance of China and UK climate models and predictions. These models underpin climate services needed to support economic development and welfare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              438,061

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Met Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_MO_CHN_479

Increase the understanding of East Asian climate variability and assessment of its predictability for improving climate prediction skills over East As

Climate change research focused on impacts on regional water cycle and climate extremes within East Asia. Collaboration between scientists in UK and China to strengthen research capacity and increase understanding of drivers of regional drought and flooding, thus contributing to developing the capability of early warning methodology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              562,756

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Met Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_MO_CHN_481

Increase the understanding of East Asian climate variability and assessment of its predictability for improving climate prediction skills over East As

Collaborative climate research programme between China and UK researchers to increase the understanding of East Asian climate variability, including drivers of regional drought and flooding and to capture extreme climate events and their impacts such as heat waves and flash floods to help improve capability in climate risk assessments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              421,401

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Met Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_MO_CHN_482

Develop a methodology to define an ensemble of model variants capable of providing a set of stateoftheart realisations of climate variability and c

Collaborative climate science research programme between China and UK focused on climate model development and climate prediction systems.

Research into near term climate projections in China and projections of 21st century hydrological change in China aims to enable better business planning and help inform climate adaptation choices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              498,777

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Met Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_MO_CHN_484

Develop a methodology to define an ensemble of model variants capable of providing a set of stateoftheart realisations of climate variability and c

Accelerated improvements to climate models through collaborative climate science research between China and UK researchers. Grants to develop methods to derive robust information on uncertainties in future climate variability and change in East Asia during the 21st century to help inform decision making and impacts analysis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              636,647

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Met Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_MO_CHN_485

Integration of all activities across CSSPChina, enabling the pullthrough of science developed in the other work packages by developing prototypes of

Collaborative work with Chinese stakeholders to strengthen capacity in climate services, bridging the gap between information developed by scientists and service providers and the practical needs of climatesensitive decisionmakers. Development of translational science with Chinese collaborators to produce useable and useful climate science knowledge and applications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              716,097

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Met Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_MO_CHN_488

Integration of all activities across CSSPChina, enabling the pullthrough of science developed in the other work packages by developing prototypes of

Collaborative work with Chinese stakeholders to strengthen capacity in climate services, bridging the gap between information developed by scientists and service providers and the practical needs of climatesensitive decisionmakers. Development of translational science with Chinese collaborators to produce useable and useful climate science knowledge and applications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              1,021,152

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Met Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_MO_CHN_495

Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership (WCSSP0China) FY 19/20

China and UK collaborative development of translational science0a multidisciplinary approach to bridge the gap between climate science and society to produce useable knowledge and applications.

Development of case studies to demonstrate the value of climate science for services by translating climate information into beneficial decisions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              158,387

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Met Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_MO_CHN_496

Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership (WCSSP0China) FY 20/21

China and UK collaborative development of translational science0a multidisciplinary approach to bridge the gap between climate science and society to produce useable knowledge and applications.

Development of case studies to demonstrate the value of climate science for services by translating climate information into beneficial decisions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              158,387

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Met Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_MRC_CHN_2.04

i) To support 3 UKChina Joint Centres in the areas of antimicrobial resistance, with the aim of: □

a. Supporting high quality research leading to sci

A crosscouncil initiative to support UKChinese Joint Centre Partnerships that will deliver collaborative research programmes and capacity building activities in the area of AMR in China. The threat of AMR is a very real one in China today, with clinicians facing a major challenge in managing the significant burden of AMR in Chinese patients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              2,342,179

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research/scientific institutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Research Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_MRC_CHN_76

i) To support high quality UKChinese research collaborations in the area of antimicrobial resistance, leading to scientific outputs of relevance to C

MRCBBSRCESRCNSFC Joint Research Funding Call in Antimicrobial Resistance, focusing on issues of importance to China. AMR is a significant issue worldwide but particularly for developing countries, where often the issue is exasperated by widespread inappropriate use of antimicrobials. AMR poses a serious public health threat to the Chinese population.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              496,419

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Research Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_NERC_CHN_APHH China

It is proposed to conduct a large collaborative study of air quality and health in a megacity  in China. Measurement data would be shared and interpret

Urban air pollution is a severe problem in China with significant impacts on the economy and the health of the population. This programme will support research on the sources and emissions of urban air pollution in China and the processes underlying and impacting on this, and the impacts on health

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              484,603

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental research

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Environment Research Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_NERC_CHN_APHH China 2

This second phase of the APHH China programme aims to build on the first phase through supporting:□

  additional targeted research to add value to the

Urban air pollution is a severe problem in China with significant impacts on the economy and the health of the population. This programme will support research on the sources and emissions of urban air pollution in China and the processes underlying and impacting on this, and the impacts on health

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              527,675

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental research

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Environment Research Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_NERC_CHN_CZO

The overarching goal of the programme is to understand and seek ways to address the challenges faced for the delivery of China’s ecosystems services i

Poor management of land and water is contributing to food and water insecurity in China. Funding will support enhanced system surveys and monitoring in Critical Zones to enhance understanding of soil and water systems in China and inform sustainable management of their soil and water systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              206,524

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental research

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Environment Research Council


 

 

 

 

 

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This call launches a second phase to promote pathways to impact of the research from the CZO progamme. The call focuses on supporting UK researchers t

Joint research programme to understand and seek ways to address the challenges faced for the delivery of China's ecosystems services in association with their agricultural production and urbanisation

 

 

 

 

 

£              517,070

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental research

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

Natural Environment Research Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_NERC_CHN_IRNHiC

The high level goals of the programme are to promote economic development and welfare in China by increasing social and economic resilience through re

The longerterm economic and social costs of disasters resulting from earthquakes, and associated hazards are immense, through damage to local or regional economies, impacts on longterm health, wellbeing, business, housing and education. This programme aims to promote economic development and welfare in China through reducing the associated risks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              115,267

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Environment Research Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_RAE_CHN_714

Leaders in Innovation Fellowships Programme

The Leaders in Innovation Fellowships programme builds technology entrepreneurship capacity of select partner country researchers who are developing a business proposition for their innovation which must meet a development challenge. Selected researchers benefit from focussed short term training and long term support through access to expert mentors and international networks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              121,611

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Academy of Engineering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_RAE_CHN_797

Industry Academia Partnerships Programme (IAPP)

The Industry Academia Partnership Programme aims to build strong and structured partnerships between higher education institutions and locally based industry, focussed around bilateral academic and industry exchanges. These placements improve university curricula and enhance knowledge transfer into industry to enhance prospects for long term economic development within the partner country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              217,663

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Higher education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Academy of Engineering

 

 

 

 

 

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The aim of the competition is to bring together companies (small to mediumsized companies and/or larger businesses), research organisations, academic

Support for research and development projects that propose new commercial soultuions to challenges impacting the socioeconomic growth and development of China in relation to energy, healthcare, urbanisation and agrifood.

 

 

 

 

 

£              271,186

 

 

 

 

Research/scientific institutions

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

UKRI

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_RS_CHN_803

Newton Advanced Fellowships (Year 1 Round 1)NSFC

This programme focuses on midcareer researchers in Newton Fund countries, and develops their research strengths by providing support for training and development in collaboration with a UK partner with the intention of transferring knowledge and research capabilities to researchers in partner countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              -

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_RS_CHN_805

Newton Advanced Fellowships (Year 1 Round 1)CAS

This programme focuses on midcareer researchers in Newton Fund countries, and develops their research strengths by providing support for training and development in collaboration with a UK partner with the intention of transferring knowledge and research capabilities to researchers in partner countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              -

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_RS_CHN_809

Newton International Fellowships (Year 2 Round 2) CAS

Enables talented early career postdoctoral researchers from partner countries to spend two consecutive years undertaking research at a UK host institute. The fellowship supports talented early career researchers from partner countries to develop their research capabilities by hosting them with some of the best research departments in the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_RS_CHN_831

Newton Advanced Fellowships (Year 2 Round

2) NSFC

This programme focuses on midcareer researchers in Newton Fund countries, and develops their research strengths by providing support for training and development in collaboration with a UK partner with the intention of transferring knowledge and research capabilities to researchers in partner countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              -

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

 

NF_RS_CHN_832

Newton Mobility Grants (Year 2 Round 3)

NSFC

This programme supports researchers in Newton Fund

countries to develop collaborations with UK

 

£              -

 

Multisector education/training

 

Newton Fund

 

Royal Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_RS_CHN_848

Newton International Fellowships (Year 3

Round 1) CAS

Enables talented early career postdoctoral researchers

from partner countries to spend two consecutive years undertaking research at a UK host institute. The fellowship supports talented early career researchers from partner countries to develop their research capabilities by hosting them with some of the best research departments in the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              12,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

NF_RS_CHN_849

Newton International Fellowships (Year 3

Round 1) NSFC

Enables talented early career postdoctoral researchers

from partner countries to spend two consecutive years

 

£              33,206

Multisector education/training

Newton Fund

Royal Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_RS_CHN_850

Newton Advanced Fellowships (Year 3 Round

1) CAS

This programme focuses on midcareer researchers in

Newton Fund countries, and develops their research strengths by providing support for training and development in collaboration with a UK partner with the intention of transferring knowledge and research capabilities to researchers in partner countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              37,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_RS_CHN_851

Newton Advanced Fellowships (Year 3 Round

2) NSFC

This programme focuses on midcareer researchers in Newton Fund countries, and develops their research strengths by providing support for training and development in collaboration with a UK partner with the intention of transferring knowledge and research capabilities to researchers in partner countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              360,519

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_RS_CHN_852

Newton Mobility Grants (Year 3 Round 2) NSFC

This programme supports researchers in Newton Fund countries to develop collaborations with UK researchers. These awards are particularly suited to initiate new collaborative partnerships, between scholars who have not previously worked together, or new initiatives between  scholars who have collaborated in the past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_RS_CHN_870

Newton International Fellowships (Year 4 Round 1) CAS

Enables talented early career postdoctoral researchers from partner countries to spend two consecutive years undertaking research at a UK host institute. The fellowship supports talented early career researchers from partner countries to develop their research capabilities by hosting them with some of the best research departments in the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              188,346

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_RS_CHN_871

Newton International Fellowships (Year 4 Round 1) NSFC

Enables talented early career postdoctoral researchers from partner countries to spend two consecutive years undertaking research at a UK host institute. The fellowship supports talented early career researchers from partner countries to develop their research capabilities by hosting them with some of the best research departments in the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              144,505

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society


 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_RS_CHN_872

Newton Advanced Fellowships (Year 4 Round

1) CAS

This programme focuses on midcareer researchers in Newton Fund countries, and develops their research strengths by providing support for training and development in collaboration with a UK partner with the intention of transferring knowledge and research capabilities to researchers in partner countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              284,727

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_RS_CHN_873

Newton Advanced Fellowships (Year 4 Round

2) NSFC

This programme focuses on midcareer researchers in Newton Fund countries, and develops their research strengths by providing support for training and development in collaboration with a UK partner with the intention of transferring knowledge and research capabilities to researchers in partner countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              587,697

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_RS_CHN_891

Newton Mobility Grants (Year 5 Round 2) NSFC

This programme supports researchers in Newton Fund countries to develop collaborations with UK researchers. These awards are particularly suited to initiate new collaborative partnerships, between scholars who have not previously worked together, or new initiatives between  scholars who have collaborated in the past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              130,159

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_RS_CHN_930

Newton Advanced Fellowships (Year 5 Round

2) NSFC

This programme focuses on midcareer researchers in Newton Fund countries, and develops their research strengths by providing support for training and development in collaboration with a UK partner with the intention of transferring knowledge and research capabilities to researchers in partner countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              726,880

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_RS_CHN_933

Newton International Fellowships (Year 5 Round 1) NSFC

Enables talented early career postdoctoral researchers from partner countries to spend two consecutive years undertaking research at a UK host institute. The fellowship supports talented early career researchers from partner countries to develop their research capabilities by hosting them with some of the best research departments in the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              243,907

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_RS_CHN_935

Newton Advanced Fellowships (Year 5 Round

1) CAS

This programme focuses on midcareer researchers in Newton Fund countries, and develops their research strengths by providing support for training and development in collaboration with a UK partner with the intention of transferring knowledge and research capabilities to researchers in partner countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              176,300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_RS_CHN_936

Newton Advanced Fellowships (Year 6 Round

1) CAS

This programme focuses on midcareer researchers in Newton Fund countries, and develops their research strengths by providing support for training and development in collaboration with a UK partner with the intention of transferring knowledge and research capabilities to researchers in partner countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              219,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_RS_CHN_937

Newton International Fellowships (Year 5 Round 1) CAS

Enables talented early career postdoctoral researchers from partner countries to spend two consecutive years undertaking research at a UK host institute. The fellowship supports talented early career researchers from partner countries to develop their research capabilities by hosting them with some of the best research departments in the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              266,104

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multisector education/training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Society

 

 

 

 

 

NF_STFC_CHN_121

Strengthening UK and China’s remote sensing capabilities in agricultural and environmental monitoring to support the development of researchdriven de

Research programme to develop remote sensing capabilities for largescale monitoring of agricultural and environmental conditions. The projects strengthens UK and China’s research strengths to provide decision making tools, and addresses SDG 13,15.

 

 

 

 

 

£              238,806

 

 

 

 

 

Agricultural research

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

Science and Technology Facilities Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NF_STFC_CHN_136

Strengthening UK and China’s remote sensing capabilities in agricultural and environmental monitoring to support the development of researchdriven de

Research programme to develop remote sensing capabilities for largescale monitoring of agricultural and environmental conditions. The projects strengthens UK and China’s research strengths to provide decision making tools, and addresses SDG 13,15.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£              389,046

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agricultural research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science and Technology Facilities Council


Annex B: ICF Programmes Supporting Projects in China

Because of the ICF spending model, a large proportion of UK climate finance is not attributed to individual countries as our money is pooled with other donor finance. These funds provide robust reporting on where resources are being allocated, but due to the pooled nature of their finances it is not possible to determine the UK attribution for individual programmes. Programme budget figures below represent the total value of the programme, not projects supported within China. All projects listed below have activities supported within China, however all programmes target multiple countries.

Programme Name

Project Description

Programme Budget

Delivery Channel

Delivery partner(s)

Main Sector

 

 

 

International Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS)

The project aims to raise the level of technical understanding of Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) within key developing countries and emerging economies with high emissions (such as South Africa, Mexico, Indonesia and China), leading to the establishment of the necessary policy frameworks and incentive structures to support commercial, large-scale CCUS demonstration and ultimately accelerate the deployment

of CCUS.

 

 

 

£70m

 

 

 

Bilateral through Multilateral

 

 

 

World Bank Group, Asian Development Bank

 

 

Energy policy and administrative management

 

 

 

Clean Energy Fund Technical Assistance Programme (CEF TA)

The fund supports the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in developing countries in the Asia- Pacific region, in order to contribute to the mitigation of climate change impacts in those countries by reducing their carbon emissions. The fund focuses specifically on technical assistance, which involves building the knowledge and skills base of the industries and governments in the supported countries, as well as undertaking feasibility studies of potential

low carbon energy projects.

 

 

 

 

£19.5m

 

 

 

 

Bilateral through Multilateral

 

 

 

 

Asian Development Bank

 

 

 

Energy policy and administrative management

 

 

 

 

Climate Leadership In Cities (CLIC)

The project aims to support cities in developing countries to plan for, and implement, ambitious climate actions. It will provide technical assistance to 15 megacities in Asia and South America to develop climate action plans consistent with the Paris Agreement, support 10 – 12 cities  to  develop  investable business cases for climate action through  the  C40  Cities Finance Facility, and fund a global research and national advocacy component (in China and Mexico) to help remove

barriers to city action.

 

 

 

 

£27.5m

 

 

 

 

Core Bilateral

 

 

 

GiZ, C40 Group, World Resource Institute

 

 

 

Urban development and management

 

 

 

Green Climate Fund (GCF)

To increase the scale of climate change finance and support low- carbon, climate resilient growth in developing countries. The  Green Climate Fund will finance projects and programmes in a range of developing countries, including the poorest and most vulnerable, through a range of financial instruments and terms designed to meet country priorities  and needs. It will  also leverage private finance in support of low-carbon, climate

resilient development.

 

 

 

£1,020m

 

 

 

Core Multilateral

 

 

 

GCF Secretariat

 

 

 

Multisector aid

 

 

Clean Energy Transition Programme (CETP)

The Clean Energy Transitions Programme (CETP) leverages the IEA’s unique energy expertise across all fuels  and technologies to accelerate global clean-energy  transitions,  particularly  in major emerging economies. The Programme includes collaborative analytical work, technical cooperation, training and

capacity building and strategic dialogues.

 

 

£8m

 

 

Bilateral through Multilateral

 

 

International Energy Agency

 

Energy policy and administrative management

 

 

 

 

The Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) Facility

The NAMA Facility is targeted fund set up in 2012 by Germany

and the UK to help finance measures that tackle and shift challenging sectors within a country’s climate mitigation action plans. Projects in these plans (their Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions Plans) funded by the NAMA Facility offer good potential for replication and are  important  building  blocks towards implementing ambitious NDCs. The NAMA Facility is unique within the ICF for its open access competitive structure and projects are wide ranging in terms type (energy efficiency, transport, agriculture, renewables, waste) and geography (Asia, Africa and South and Central America) and noticeable for high level of country support.

 

 

 

 

 

£275m

 

 

 

 

 

Bilateral through Multilateral

 

 

 

 

 

KfW, GiZ

 

 

 

 

Environmental policy and administrative management

 

 

 

UK Partnering for Accelerating Climate Transitions (UK PACT)

UK PACT provide low carbon related technical assistance to a

number of strategically important developing countries, including China, Colombia, Mexico and South Africa. The goal is to  improve the effectiveness of key institutions (public, private, civil society) in these countries, in response to demand, so that they can deliver accelerated emission reductions. We do this in part  by leveraging the skills and expertise developed in the UK over decades of experience with our own transition to a lower-carbon economy.

 

 

 

£60m

 

 

 

Core Bilateral

 

 

Palladium, PA Consulting Services, ICF Consulting Services

 

 

Environmental policy and administrative management

 

 

 

Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR)

The PMR brings together developed and developing countries, creating a platform for capacity building, sharing knowledge/expertise and best practice on Emission Trading Systems (ETSs). The PMR provides grant funding to 15 developing/middle income countries to build market readiness components and pilot domestic ETSs and new crediting

mechanisms.

 

 

 

£7m

 

 

 

Bilateral through Multilateral

 

 

 

World Bank Group

 

 

Energy policy and administrative management

 

 

 

2050 Calculator

Working directly with 10 developing country governments to help them build their own version of the UK's 2050 calculator. The calculator will also be developed to explore global scenarios, illustrating the impacts of these scenarios on climate change.

The 2050 Calculator programme is now being expanded to allow

five more countries to create models, and to give extra support to the 10 original countries.

 

 

 

£6.2m

 

 

 

Core Bilateral

 

 

 

Mott MacDonald

 

 

 

Energy research

 

 

 

Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP)

The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance

Programme (ESMAP) has developed an Energy Transitions programme that targets six Asian countries (China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Pakistan and Vietnam) where the  most new, unabated coal-fired power generation is due to begin operation (from 2018 to 2020). ESMAP is influential in advising countries on the clean energy transition, with significant demand for its technical assistance.

 

 

 

£37.3m

 

 

 

Bilateral through Multilateral

 

 

 

World Bank Group

 

 

Energy policy and administrative management


 

Annex C: BEIS R&I ODA Spend in China by Delivery Partner (2019)

Total (£)

Met Office

£6,148,516

UKRI - InnovateUK

£5,443,925

Royal Society

£4,429,273

UKRI - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

£3,568,673

UKRI - Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

£3,531,275

UKRI - Medical Research Council

£3,450,390

UKRI - Natural Environment Research Council

£2,316,186

UKRI - Economic and Social Research Council

£1,068,606

UKRI - Arts and Humanities Research Council

£862,850

British Council

£746,119

UKRI - Science and Technology Facilities Council

£732,564

Academy of Medical Sciences

£634,086

Royal Academy of Engineering

£605,630

UKRI

£271,186

British Academy

£106,038

Grand Total

£33,915,316