Professor Carol Armour from the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research was quoted in a recent article explaining the importance of investing in our early career researchers. She explains the many difficulties an early career researcher faces and the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research’s initiatives to support them. The Woolcock’s development program provides funding assistance which is aimed at helping those researchers with less than ten years’ post PhD experience apply for external grants.
Prof Armour said, “these are our future research leaders and attracting, and holding on to, the next generation of quality researchers is intrinsically linked to getting long term impact in our respiratory and sleep disorders research”.
The Woolcock is proud to be proactively supporting our early career researchers and can achieve this by working with philanthropists who understand the higher risk and higher reward nature of early-career investment.