Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award

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Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Grant Award
Awarded for a five-year salary enhancement to help recruit or retain scientists in the UK
Sponsored by
Date 2000 (2000)[1]
Website royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/wolfson-research-merit

The Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Grant Award is a grant award originally announced in 2000.[2] It is administered by the Royal Society and jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the UK Office of Science and Technology, to give universities additional financial support to attract key researchers to this country or to retain those who might seek to gain higher salaries elsewhere."[3] to tackle the brain drain.[1] They are given in four annual rounds, with up to seven awards per round.[1]

Recipients[edit]

Winners of this grant (see Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holders) award include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Smaglik, P. (2002). "Battling the brain drain". Nature. 415 (6871): 3–31. doi:10.1038/nj6871-03a. PMID 11823808.
  2. ^ "£4m set aside to lure 'Beckhams of science'", The Daily Telegraph, July 27, 2000.
  3. ^ https://www.webcitation.org/6MdvAoJ6d
  4. ^ "Royal Society announces new round of esteemed Wolfson Research Merit Awards". Royal Society official website. London: Royal Society. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015. Professor Sue Black – University of Dundee, The new biometric - your life in your hands
  5. ^ https://royalsociety.org/people/peterohearn7815/
  6. ^ "Royal Society announces first round of prestigious Wolfson Research Merit Awards for 2012". Royal Society official website. London: Royal Society. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2015. Professor Fabrice Pierron - University of Southampton, Imaging the mechanical properties of materials