In addition to the research training support grant (£5,000 pa) and travel grant (£300 pa) all MRC funded students and clinical training fellows can apply for additional funding to fund one of the following.
- High cost training (maximum award of £5k per annum for 3 years) in areas which could include (but does not exclusively cover):
- advanced in vivo training
- imaging training
- skills priority training
- bioinformatics training
- modelling training
- clinical training
- Exceptional training opportunities, such as overseas fieldwork, time ‘out of programme’ to complete a complementary and beneficial placement, or training in new advanced research skills (maximum award of £1k per month for 3 months or the cost of the training course/s)
- Opportunities to provide training with industry or at the interdisciplinary interface (maximum award of £1k per month for 3 months or the cost of the training course/s)
- Transitions from DPhil to first post-doc positions to increase the competitiveness of outstanding candidates (maximum award of a Grade 7.1 salary for 6 months plus a possible contribution towards the cost of consumables. Note: (1) Candidates nominated for these awards must be in the final year of their DPhil; (2) Departments/PIs are strongly encouraged to apply for the salary only and provide the candidate with consumables funding from internal sources; (3) An award may only be started once the candidate has submitted their thesis)
Who is eligible?
All MRC-funded students, including:
- MRC DTP funded students
- MRC Industrial Strategy Students
- MRC Industrial CASE and Capacity Building students
- MRC Unit, Centre, Institute or Partnership students
- MRC Clinical Research Training Fellows
How to apply?
MRC-funded students and their supervisors will be invited to apply for funding in May each year with a deadline in June and a decision in early September. An application form and instructions can be obtained from the programme administrator.
Details of the 2023 application round will be available in the due course.