Back in October I talked about a grant proposal we'd put in to fund some research into disease surveillance. Well, a few weeks ago we heard that our application was successful! So that's nearly half a million pounds coming our way. It'll pay a large chunk of my salary for three years, a smaller chunk of the Prof, and a whole research associate. There's also money for new toys and travel to Africa, the USA and various conferences.
So if anyone with strong statistical skills in R is interested in a research project involving spatial and temporal statistics in epidemic prediction, get in touch and I'll send you some details. Probably starting in September.