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Sanger launches £180,000 fellowship for Black researchers

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UK genomics centre will award annual fellowship to early career researchers from Black heritage backgrounds

The Wellcome Sanger Institute, a genomics research centre outside Cambridge, has launched a fellowship worth up to £180,000 over three years exclusively for early career researchers from a Black heritage background.

Black researchers are often underrepresented in UK research. Of 440 fellowships awarded by UK Research and Innovation in 2019-20, fewer than five went to Black researchers, according to data published in October by the UK’s national research funder.

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