Research Councils

Research Councils

There are a wide range of Research Councils whom provide research funding; current opportunities can be found below:

Medical Research Council (MRC) Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship (SNCF)

The SNCF supports researchers with a track record of effectively leading their own independent research to make the transition to research leadership and become an internationally recognised leader in their field. An SNCF provides funding for a challenging research programme, and an ambitious programme of research training which offers accelerated personal and career development.

Applications are welcome across all areas of the MRC’s scientific remit. Applications may range from basic studies with relevance to mechanisms of disease to translational and developmental clinical research.

To be within remit of the scheme, and therefore eligible to apply, all applicants must be leading their own research group as an independent investigator, primarily demonstrated by senior / communicating authorship on publications which do not include previous supervisors, and previous success in obtaining research/fellowship funding as PI.

Deadline for applications: 5 December 2017

For more information see the MRC website

If you would like support with your application please contact us

Medical Research Council (MRC) Career Development Award (CDA)

The CDA supports talented post-doctoral researchers to lead their own research plans and establish their own research team to make the transition from post-doctoral researcher to independent investigator. A CDA provides funding for a challenging research programme, and an ambitious programme of research training which offers accelerated personal and career development.

You can apply across all areas of the MRC’s scientific remit. Applications may range from basic studies with relevance to mechanisms of disease to translational and developmental clinical research.

Deadline for applications: 5 December 2017

For more information see the MRC website

If you would like support with your application please contact us

Medical Research Council (MRC) Biomedical Catalyst: Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (BMC: DPFS)

The Medical Research Council (MRC) Biomedical Catalyst: Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (BMC: DPFS) supports projects with goals to improve prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment of significant health needs, or that focus on developing research tools that increase the efficiency of developing interventions.

The following activities are eligible for support:

  • Developing candidate therapeutic entities (e.g. drug discovery)
  • Pre-clinical testing of novel therapeutic entities
  • Early-phase clinical studies of novel therapeutic entities (phases 1 and 2)
  • “Repurposing” clinical studies – using existing therapies for new indications
  • Developing and testing novel devices
  • Developing and testing diagnostics (including biomarker validation where the intent is for diagnostic use)

Deadline for proposals: 16:00 on Wednesday 29 November 2017

For more information and details of how to apply please visit the MRC website

If you would like support with an application please contact us.