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UK spending big to attract top science talent

June 28, 2018

As part of the country’s single biggest investment in science in 40 years, the UK unveiled a new investment in UK talent and skills aimed at growing and attracting the best in science and innovation. Last week, UK business secretary Greg Clark outlined a £1.3 billion ($1.72 billion) investment for British universities and businesses to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs, innovators and scientific leaders. The money will help ensure the UK invests 2.4 percent of GDP in R&D by 2027 and “becomes the most innovative economy by 2030,” the government press release stated.

Clark also announced £900 million ($1.19 billion) to be disbursed over 11 years for the UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship Scheme, with six funding competitions and at least 550 fellowships awarded over the next three years.

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