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My winning proposal: Crossing boundaries with Newton grants

Sandra Chapman, a plasma physicist at the University of Warwick, tells James Field why it may be easier to pitch interdisciplinary work to the Newton Fund than to the research councils.

In 2014, Warwick physicist Sandra Chapman contributed to a successful bid for a Newton Fund award, securing 14.4 million Chilean pesos (£14,500) for colleagues at the University of Chile and her own institution to embark on a programme of visits and workshops. The award was made through the Newton Fund’s call for international networking between research centres, which was jointly funded by Research Councils UK and Chile’s national funder Conicyt.

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