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Investigator Awards

These awards build on our strategic goal of supporting the brightest researchers with the best ideas, and extend our successful fellowships funding model to researchers in established academic posts (those who have permanent, open-ended or long-term rolling contracts of employment salaried by their university or research institution). The awards provide support that is flexible and at a level and length appropriate to enable exceptional researchers to address the most important questions about health and disease.

New Investigator Awards Support outstanding researchers who are no more than five years from appointment to their first academic position, but who can already show that they have the ability to innovate and drive advances in their field of study.
Senior Investigator Awards Support exceptional, world-class researchers, who hold an established academic position and have a compelling vision for their research.

Details of funded Investigator Award recipients and the areas they are working in.

Find out more about the application and award numbers and success rates for the scheme, or see the FAQs.

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