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Welcome to the GW4 Newsletter for July 2021: your regular digest of GW4 news, funding and development opportunities. To subscribe to the GW4 Newsletter click here.

GW4 Alliance Director Update:

This month I am delighted to announce the Medical Research Council has awarded our GW4 BioMed2 MRC Doctoral Training Partnership funding for 64 studentships over the next three years. It’s fantastic MRC have recognised the quality and importance of our collaborative and interdisciplinary BioMed DTP by increasing the numbers of students supported. By working together across the alliance, we provide exceptional research opportunities for our students, and give them the skills required to tackle some of the most difficult societal challenges.

I have also been focused on our GW4 Accelerating to Net Zero initiative, working with our academic ambassadors and others to develop an initial proposition document to place our region and the UK at the forefront of global efforts to reach net zero. Last week I was pleased to represent GW4 at a roundtable event at which the Minister for Aviation, Maritime and Security, Robert Courts MP, also attended. The event brought together the region's aerospace and aviation cluster to discuss the challenges and opportunities to accelerate decarbonisation of the sector and discuss the recently launched Jet Zero consultation. We have placed a whole systems approach at the centre of our net zero initiative to accelerative just and equitable transitions towards sustainable and socially inclusive mobility.

Don't forget, those of you who are working or interested in climate research or antimicrobial resistance research can join our two new GW4 Alliances. Details on these and more GW4 news and opportunities in this month's newsletter. 

University of Bath
University of Bristol
Cardiff University
University of Exeter