Newton Funding for Indian and Chinese researchers to use ISIS
08 Jun 2015



ISIS has had several years of  UK Newton Funding for researchers from China and India.  This programme has now ended, so no further experiments can be supported. However, funding to support Indian researchers coming to ISIS is still available.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Ming Wang, Yongquan Liu and Zhongnan Bi, AVIC Shenyang Engine Design and Research Institute, China Iron and Steel Research Institute, using the Engin-x instrument at ISIS.​​

Newton Programme funding for researchers from China and India to use ISIS started in 2014.  Since then, 120 separate experiments have been supported at the facility through this programme, benefiting around 200 individual researchers including around 100 PhD students. The Programme has encouraged a large increase in applications to the facility from India and China, supporting the development of neutron research programmes in these countries covering pure and applied science areas including global challenge problems.

Funding for the programme ends at the end of March 2019, so no further experiments can be supported under the programme.

However, limited funding for Indian researchers to come to ISIS for experiments is still available under the ISIS-India agreement with the ​Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research​.  To apply for this funding - which is focused on supporting new users to ISIS - please email Andrew Kaye​.​

Please contact Philip King at ISIS if you have any questions about support for Indian or Chinese experiments at ISIS.

Details of the UK Government's Newton Fund can be found online.​

Contact: King, Philip (STFC,RAL,ISIS)