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Medical research wins lottery funding

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 14 December 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1503

Only 43 medical research charities have been lucky enough to get lottery funding. The National Lottery Charities Board this week announced grants worth just £6.7m ($10m) for medical research plus 13 grants worth £1.9m for social research.

This is the first time medical research has been the specific focus of a grants round, and it follows extensive lobbying by medical research charities. However, there is no guarantee that there will be any more such grants in the future.

The board received 10 …

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