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MSD and the Equality and Diversity unit are pleased to announce the next deadline for the Returning Carers Fund which will be closing on Friday 16 February 2018.

The fund provides support of up to £5000 for any researcher or academic regardless of gender who has taken caring leave of 6 months or longer in the last two years. Previous applicants have used their grants for a variety of activities including attending conferences and training, funding research collaborators to travel to Oxford, employing short-term research or administrative assistance and funding teaching buy-outs.

More details on the fund, example applications, and eligibility can be found on the EDU pages and if you have any queries please direct them to Katherine Corr.

Testimonial from previous fund recipient on the benefits of the Returning Carers fund to their career:

“After a career break to care for my son and daughter it provided a boost in confidence and support that I lacked and needed desperately. Also, it was extremely beneficial for our lab as a whole, because I introduced our work to the scientific community and brought back valuable information regarding the status of current research directions.”