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Ireland Gives Its Stars a Big Pot o' Gold

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Science  10 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5532, pp. 1028-1029
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5532.1028b

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HERTFORDSHIRE, U.K.-- Last week, Science Foundation Ireland, the country's nascent grants agency, announced that 10 scientific stars will share $67 million. The money is a down payment on an ambitious effort to stem the country's accelerating brain drain problem: The foundation will dole out another $530 million over the next 5 years for a host of measures to retain Irish talent and lure big fish to its shores.