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Royal Society Wolfson Laboratory Refurbishment Grant

The Royal Society Wolfson Laboratory Refurbishment programme ran between 1998 and 2017. It is not currently open for applications.

High-throughput screening machine. Credit: GUSTOIMAGES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

This scheme aimed to improve the existing physical infrastructure in UK universities to promote high quality scientific research.

Funding for each round supported a particular subject area. The most recent focus was on "Infectious Disease", which can be interpreted widely to include:

  • infections of humans and animals, including cellular and molecular biology, microbial physiology, biodiversity, animal models and structural biology relating to these diseases
  • disease susceptibility, immunity and resistance in natural hosts, animal models and vectors
  • infectious disease distribution and transmission (including methodologies such as epidemiology, mathematical modelling, bioinformatics and statistics).

The proposed refurbishment could either be for a UK laboratory or an overseas laboratory wholly or majority owned and operated by a UK based research organisation or university.

The Wolfson Foundation

The scheme was funded by the Wolfson Foundation.   


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