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My winning proposal: Leverhulme funds daring discipline-hop

Insights from genetics gleaned during a sabbatical at the University of Utah transformed psychologist Debra Mills’s approach to research. The Leverhulme Trust, which funded it, favours the bold, she tells Martha Henriques.

Debbie’s top tips

  • Be bold in submitting a bid that represents a departure from your normal line of research.
  • Remember that the Leverhulme Trust favours projects that would not get funded by other funders.
  • Read the guidance on the Leverhulme’s website thoroughly.
  • The trust is flexible about how the money is used.

Mills, a professor in psychology at the University of Bangor, was one of the trust’s 2018 international academic fellows. Her £33,599 grant funded a three-month trip to work with collaborators Julie Korenberg and Li Dai at the University of Utah in the United States.

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