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Call for proposals

Most of the research that the MRC funds is in response to proposals by scientists, however from time to time we stimulate research in priority areas by publishing call for proposals. The list below displays all current calls. An archive of closed calls is available for reference purposes.

UKCRC Joint Funders Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre: Call for Applications
Call for applications Funding is available to support a UK Centre to deliver and evaluate a Resource Finder/Directory to enable researchers to discover, search across and contact multiple human tissue and biosample collections via a unified interface.

UK-China Stem Cell Partnership Initiative
The MRC and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) invite proposals to the UK-China Stem Cell Partnership Initiative from high quality research teams based in the UK and China. Je-s submission tool available from 15 January 2014.

Stratified Medicine - Second call for proposals for disease-focused partnerships to stratify disease for patient benefit
Stratified medicine is a priority area for MRC. Researchers are invited to submit outline proposals to the second call for funding for the development of disease-focused consortia to stratify disease.

Call for UK-Japan collaborative proposals -The Use of Next Generation Optical Microscopy for Neuroscience Disease Challenges
Based on the Memorandum of Understanding between the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and following consultation between MRC, JST and expert panels.

MRC-LSHTM West African Global Health Research Fellowships
The MRC and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine will advertise a joint competition for three prestigious new Research Fellowships on 14 August 2013.

New funding opportunity for MRC-funded mid-career researchers in UK universities


Human herpes virus, post herpetic pain and reactivation
The Medical Research Foundation (MRF) is seeking applications from mid–career researchers to undertake research that will further understanding of human herpes virus infection.

Opportunities to work in the new Research Complex at Harwell
Applications for the opportunity of being one of the initial occupants of the Research Complex are invited to the 2014 deadlines of current MRC funding schemes.

European and developing countries clinical trials partnership
European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership EDCTP aims to accelerate development of new or improved drugs and vaccines, with a focus on phase II and III clinical trials in Sub-Saharan Africa.