DRWF Research: Government funding for early career researchers
Nicola Perrin MBE, Chief Executive of the Association of Medical Research Charities said: “This £50 million brings the total the government has provided for early career researchers in the last two difficult years to £70 million. It is heartening that the government recognises that charities continue to face unprecedented challenges, responding to the significant impact that both the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis have had on fundraising. Today’s announcement will help ensure that charities can recover and continue to play their part in delivering the UK’s ambition for life sciences.
“Nurturing and supporting researchers is key to delivering the Government’s vision to have a large, skilled and agile scientific workforce.”
This funding is an extension of a scheme started last year to support early career researchers in UK institutions funded by medical research charities in recognition of the impact of COVID on fundraising charities.
Government funding for charity-funded early career researchers made last year supported 443 researchers at 64 institutions in all regions of the UK across 80 AMRC member charities.
View an AMRC infographic for more statistics on the impact of the funding so far.
DRWF is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), a membership body representing the leading medical and health research charities who deliver high-quality research that saves and improves lives.
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Find out more about DRWF-funded research here
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