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EPSRC data reveal disparities in funding of ethnic minorities

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Detailed data shows Black, Pakistani and Bangladeshi ethnicities are underrepresented across the funder’s portfolio

Detailed ethnicity data published by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has revealed a continued underrepresentation of ethnic minorities across its funding portfolio.

According to an analysis of the 2018-19 data published by the research council on 4 March, principal investigators from Black ethnic backgrounds are the most underrepresented, compared with the labour market and wider academic population, at less than 1 per cent.

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