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Research Operations Office


Published on Tue, 21/04/2015 - 12:23

It has come to the attention of the Research Office that there is a scam e-mail in circulation which appears to be sent from the Gates Foundation offering individuals the opportunity to apply for research funding via an attached application form. Prior to receiving any potential funds, applicants are asked to make a payment, usually for a few thousand dollars to cover administration costs.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation website states that they have nothing to do with this e-mail and that they would not send such requests for handling costs to be covered. Further details and some guidance on how to distinguish these scam emails from legitimate correspondence can be found here