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Fundamental research ‘under threat globally’

Young researchers put off from exploratory work as they see funding drying up, survey suggests

Researchers are increasingly “shying away” from doing fundamental research because it is too difficult to secure funding for it, a major report into global research attitudes has concluded.

The report, published by Global Young Academy this week, warns that young people could be put off a career in science entirely, due to the perception that money to do such exploratory research is drying up globally.

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