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Dr Mark Sargent

Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow 2016 - 2017

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sussex

From gas to stars: 12 billion years of galaxy growth

"The fellowship was a very significant award for me. It allowed me to focus on paper writing and advancing both my existing and new projects, as well as enabling me to more closely support my PhD students in their research. 

"I benefitted from this time in that I could develop successful follow-on projects and applications for telescope time and was able to start a range of new collaborations or to take a more important role in existing collaborations/research. The Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship provided time and travel funding to attend more conferences and be present at several collaboration meetings. This increased my visibility in my community and was essential for taking on new leadership roles further down the road (e.g. as co-chair of the SKA Extragalactic Continuum science working group, or as co-PI of the JCMT/JINGLE II survey). 

"All this would not have been possible without the teaching relief provided by the Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship. Often research time is quite fragmented, and this fellowship allowed me to focus on my research without having to jump back and forth between other duties. The increased time for research gave me the satisfaction of making progress in research questions that are of deep interest to me. Being able to show the Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship on my CV is important and has raised my esteem in the community."

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