Rising Talent Fellowship event

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In 2020, the Royal Society conducted a study on ethnicity in STEM academic communities using data over an 11-year period. The report showed that the proportion of Black students entering undergraduate and postgraduate education has increased over the past decade, as it has for other minority ethnic groups, but that they are leaving STEM in greater numbers at all stages of the career pipeline. Scientific organisations of all sizes are working on ways to tackle the paucity of Black scientists which is a persistent and systemic issue.

In this session, we invite you to join Nic Farmer, MRC’s new Race Equality Lead who will talk about the MRC’s important work to advance race equity in biomedical research. Nic will be joined by Louise Atkin, Equality, Diversity and inclusion Manager at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology (LMB), who will share information about the LMB’s work in this area including details about their new Rising Talent Fellowship: a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship for scientists of Black heritage.  Information about other schemes with ring-fenced funding for minority ethnic scientists will also be shared.

Posted on 01/03/2024