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£7.5M boost for Health Research

8 March 2017

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute (EBI) has been awarded the Wellcome Trust’s Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF), designed to support biomedical research and related activities in the UK over the next five years. The ISSF award of £3.75M is being matched by the University. It is the third and largest ISSF award for the EBI and recognises the successful work the Institute has delivered during the previous five years.

The Institute will continue to invest in supporting the next generation of health re-search leaders by offering fellowships and support for clinical and non-clinical early career researchers. Clinical researchers in particular will benefit from opportunities offered by the EBI and the recently announced Wellcome Trust-funded clinical PhD programme for the South West.

The Institute will also prioritise work on diversity and inclusion, as well as public engagement with focus on building capacity, creating and developing partnerships to co-design and increase the impact of the University’s research.

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