Today the Government has announced a new major investment to support UK talent and attract the best in science and innovation. Included in the announcement is £1.3 billion of investment available for UK Universities and Businesses to attract and retain the best international talent. Business Secretary, Greg Clarke also unveiled a £900 million UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellowship Scheme which is expected to fund at least 550 fellowships over the next three years. 

Commenting on the announcement, Dr David Pye, Honorary Policy Officer of the Biochemical Society, said:

‘Highly skilled, innovative people are the driving force behind the UK science base. The Society welcomes this announcement, which will help secure the future of Research and Innovation in the UK and further our reputation as an attractive destination for world-class molecular bioscience research. We are delighted to see funding support for researchers across career stages, and welcome the further investment into the Future Leaders Fellowship Scheme, which will support Early Career Scientists at crucial stages in their academic career.’