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Wellcome Puts Its Money on Elite Researchers

Science  03 Jun 2011:
Vol. 332, Issue 6034, pp. 1138
DOI: 10.1126/science.332.6034.1138

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The Wellcome Trust, the world's largest research charity, this week announced the first winners of a program of large single-investigator awards to prominent biomedical researchers. While this is great news for the 27 new Wellcome Investigators who will share £57 million, hundreds of university-based researchers stand to lose Wellcome funds as the trust phases out some existing programs to pay for the new category of investigators.

  • * Colin Macilwain is a writer based in Edinburgh, U.K.