Fund for International Collaboration

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A new £110 million Fund for International Collaboration (FIC) was announced by the UK government as part of its Industrial Strategy white paper in 2017, as a means to secure the UK's position as a global leader in international collaborative science. FIC was developed as a compliment to the Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding to support research with developing nations.

Our vision for a knowledge-led economy is underpinned by world-leading research, world-class facilities and international collaborations that push scientific frontiers and attract the brightest talents.

- Industrial Strategy

In January 2019, four programmes with NERC involvement were supported for a new wave of the Fund for International Collaboration. See details on all FIC projects - external link funded this wave.