€6m funding will help child health researchers to work across the globe

The University of Nottingham has secured €6m in funding from the EU to enable post-doctoral researchers in child health to take part in exchanges and collaborations across the globe.

The University is leading a consortium of 25 organisations – including universities, research institutes and industry in Europe, the US, Canada, Australia and Asia – which will promote training and career development for Europe’s most promising young researchers.

The €15m Cascade Fellows project will see €6m awarded to The University of Nottingham.

The grant is one of the largest of its kind ever awarded to a UK university. It will give over 90 post-doctoral researchers the opportunity to gain invaluable experience and develop international contacts in the field of child health. Researchers will work on projects in a variety of areas including metabolism, endocrinology, endocrine disruptors, intracellular receptor biology and health outcomes.

Professor Michael Symonds, Deputy Head (elect) of the University’s New School of Medicine, said: “This is a dynamic project that will provide world-class training opportunities for the next generation of research fellows at a time when such funding has never been more difficult to obtain”.

Professor Saul Tendler, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, said: “Support for researchers at this stage in their careers is hugely important. This funding will allow a significant number to take part in international research exchanges, giving them invaluable experience. I’m delighted at the news.” 

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