VALIDATE Fellowships support future research leaders
VALIDATE used £400k to fund four Fellowships for promising ECRs. One of these awards, to Dr Jomien Mouton (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) enabled her to push for full employment at SU (not usual for post-docs), supported her through maternity leave that would otherwise have been unpaid, and helped her establish new collaborations and further funding. "Receiving the VALIDATE Fellowship has had a tremendous impact on my research and career", she says.
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