Higher ed financial crisis risks ‘lost generation of researchers’

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Universities around the world face a “lost generation of researchers” unless careful thought is given now to supporting early career academics through the funding storm created by the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been warned.

It comes amid growing concerns among PhD students and postdoctoral scholars, who are already struggling to finish current projects during lockdowns, that future posts will dry up as universities struggle to balance their books.

Indications that early career researchers could be at the sharp end of any financial squeeze have included findings last month from a UK survey, which discovered that just one in ten postdocs whose contract ends this year had received extra funding.

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