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Bragg warns discrimination claims ‘not anecdotal’

The chancellor of the University of Leeds Melvyn Bragg has told the House of Lords that cases of researchers being removed from Horizon 2020 applications are ‘very real’.

Speaking at the House of Lords on 3 November, Bragg, a Labour peer and broadcaster, said that six researchers from the University of Leeds were removed from funding applications to the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Framework programme in the weeks immediately after the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. The bids were worth a total of about €8 million.

Bragg added that two senior academics withdrew their interest in working at the university due to the uncertainty and the climate caused by the leave vote and the challenge to resources that Brexit poses.

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