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Relief as science department gets up to £200m for development R&D

Image: DFID [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr

Long-awaited top up to International Science Partnerships Fund will support research collaborations with developing countries

The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology has been given a budget of £200 million to spend on international development R&D over the next 18 months, sparking relief from leading development researchers.

The money will go into the International Science Partnerships Fund, a programme first launched by the science minister George Freeman in December 2022 with £119m.

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