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Being bold as an early-career researcher, ESRC Doctoral Training Centres, Dunhill Medical Trust

We hear from a postdoc who triumphed against the odds to win a prestigious expeditions grant from the Royal Geographical Society, and a double winner of Dunhill Medical Trust grants. Meanwhile Richard Budd of Liverpool Hope University examines the scant evidence on the impact of the ESRC’s Doctoral Training Centres.

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Melissa Murphy, a postdoctoral researcher at University College London, was as surprised as anyone to hear she’d won the Royal Geographical Society’s prestigious Gilchrist Fieldwork Award as it had only gone to senior academics before. In our first piece this week, she tells Sophie Inge how the experience has emboldened her. Applicants for the next round of the biennial award have plenty of time to get their bids in as it closes in February 2020.

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