Director’s Update: Simple, flexible funding

Wellcome Trust Blog

Dr Jeremy Farrar, Wellcome TrustHaving listened to our grantholders, colleagues at the Wellcome Trust and others in the UK and international research communities, Wellcome Trust director Jeremy Farrar now introduces a new way of understanding the Trust’s funding framework.

At our best, funders of medical research provide support that brings the right people together in the right places with the right resources, and enables them to make discoveries and develop inventions that will improve human and animal health. We’ve seen this in the last few months as the research community has come together in response to the outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa.

It’s too soon to claim that we have got to grips with the virus. People are still dying, communities are devastated and in many areas the epidemic continues to expand. But I am extremely proud that the Wellcome Trust and others have been able to join together to catalyse and…

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Author: Shane O'Mara

Neuroscientist

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