“Being a Newton Prize peer reviewer has been a really rewarding experience. Not only has it given me insight into international research and innovation in specific areas, but it has also facilitated an opportunity for me to provide creative, encouraging feedback to academics and practitioners across the globe. As a result, I believe I have developed fresh discernments on a global perspective”
“I benefited from and enjoyed participating as a Newton Prize peer reviewer due to the high quality of the proposals shown in the call which gave me the opportunity to learn how other people try to solve global problems/challenges using holistic and interdisciplinary approaches. This was really an excellent experience, which I recommend without hesitation. Thank you very much UK National Commission for UNESCO for this great opportunity.”
“I have had the pleasure of reviewing the Newton Prize contributions over the past few years and have been really impressed at the high standard of applications which have been submitted across a range of disciplines. Also, I have really enjoyed the process that the UK National Commission for UNESCO team have put in place to support the applicants and the level of supportive feedback they offer for all submissions. I would encourage all academicians at all levels to submit to this fund.”
As an academic working in cytotoxicology and comparative endocrinology, I was skeptical of having a role as an expert on the UK National Commission for UNESCO, but the Newton Prize was highly recommended to me by many of my national and international colleagues. Being fortunate in securing a role as a reviewer for the past three years, reviewing the most challenging and thought provoking projects have helped me gain greater scientific proficiency and qualifications for tackling wide-ranging future projects.