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Global professorships ‘will help attract talent after Brexit’

Image: Agata Jaskulska [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

A new global professorship scheme for “rising stars” run by the Academy of Medical Sciences will show that the UK remains open to talent from overseas after Brexit, the chair of the scheme’s selection panel has said.

Funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy through its Talent Fund, the scheme is open to biomedical and healthcare researchers who have recently started or accepted their first full professorship at a UK institution. Eligible applicants will have recently moved to the UK or be in the process of moving, and should not have lived in the country for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the call deadline. 

Grants of up to £500,000 will be awarded to each professorship over five years. This money will be used to cover research costs, while host institutions are expected to pay the salary of awardees.

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