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Research Funding Trends across the Globe: New Report


May 25, 2020 | 1 min read |

Sarah Richardson, Group Editor, Research Professional News

As governments around the world weigh the economic impact of measures to protect their citizens from COVID-19, one of the concerns for the research sector is how the impact of the pandemic will play out in research spending in the months and years to come. So what can global funding trends over the last decade tell us about the potential impact of COVID-19 on research spending?

Countries which have a recent history of high investment in R&D – such as Germany – have seen this play to their advantage in their preparedness to tackle the pandemic, fueling calls in other nations for economic recovery to include greater, rather than reduced, investment in research.