Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award

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Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
Awarded for outstanding scientists who would benefit from a five year salary enhancement to help recruit them to or retain them in the UK
Sponsor
Date 2000 (2000)[1]
Official website royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/wolfson-research-merit

The Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award is an award to outstanding scientists holding posts at UK universities, 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, this scheme aims "to give universities additional support to attract key researchers, with great potential or outstanding achievement, 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]

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  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. ^ http://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. ^ "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 

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