existing programs. In other cases, the awards enhanced existing programs and research endeavors.

Markey Scholars and Visiting Fellows Awards

The Trust also adopted several mechanisms to fund selected scholars early in their careers. The two most important were (1) the Markey Scholar Awards in Biomedical Sciences through which a total of 113 Markey Scholars were supported for up to three years of postdoctoral training followed by five years of support as a junior faculty member with both salary and research funding provided, and (2) the United Kingdom and Australian Visiting Fellows Awards, which funded outstanding young scientists from the United Kingdom and Australia as postdoctoral fellows at American research institutions for two years.

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