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Spanish government boosts funding for young researchers

Image: Presidència Generalitat [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0], via Flickr

Science minister Diana Morant promises more contracts and salary increases

The Spanish government has announced more funding for postdoctoral researchers, as part of plans to boost Spain’s R&D spending and make research careers more attractive.

In her first appearance in front of Spain’s parliamentary science commission, recently appointed science minister Diana Morant (pictured) announced an 80 per cent increase in the number of State Research Agency contracts for early career researchers, as well as a 14 per cent salary rise.

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