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    The annual report of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research for 1946-47 records no change in the financial situation ; grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Leverhulme Trustees and the Nuffield Foundation continuing to be the mainstay of the Institute‘s finances, and a special grant of £1,000 was made by the Nuffield Foundation for the support of a book to be published under the title "Lessons of the British War Economy", which is intended to form a professional symposium on British war economics. With funds of the Garton Foundation, transferred to the Institute in 1942, it has been decided to establish an annual Garton Prize, probably of the value of 100 guineas, which was to be offered for competition in 1948. It is intended to publish the prize-winning essay in a special Garton Monograph Series. Experience with the Senior Research Fellowship scheme which terminated during the year showed the value of the scheme in assisting university research during the transition period ; but the increased funds becoming available for research in the sScial sciences in the universities of Great Britain have diminished the need for special awards for experienced research workers, and there is already difficulty in finding persons of sufficient maturity and experience for the programmes planned.

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    National Institute of Economic and Social Research. Nature 162, 197–198 (1948) doi:10.1038/162197a0

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