Sir Isaac Wolfson FRS (1897-1991) was a businessman who distributed most of his fortune to good causes.
The Royal Society, in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, invites nominations for the Wolfson Research Merit Awards. These enable universities to attract or retain researchers of outstanding achievement and potential. The award covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering but excluding medicine.
It provides a salary enhancement for up to five years, usually worth £10,000 to £30,000 per year, in addition to the basic salary.
Awards are made to the university and therefore researchers must remain at the university named on the application. Researchers may be of any nationality but must hold or have received a firm offer for a permanent post at a UK university.
Closing date: 4 November 2014
For further information go to the Wolfson Foundation.