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.
Capital Funding to Support Regenerative Medicine Research
Call for Capital Funding to Support Regenerative Medicine Research
Intellectual disabilities: Risk factors affecting the trajectory of development and their impact on mental health outcomes and behaviour
Medical Research Council (MRC)/Medical Research Foundation(MRF)call.
Expressions of interest for Medical Bioinformatics – building capability, capacity and infrastructure
As the need for large scale data analysis and computational approaches to advance medical research grows, MRC is announcing an investment of £50m to support medical bioinformatics.
California-UK collaborative opportunity in translational stem cell research: disease team III
MRC/Californian Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) call for proposals, which aims to progress late preclinical and early clinical translational stem cell research.
UK-China Stem Cell Research Collaboration (registration for workshop open)
In autumn 2013 the MRC and the National Natural Science Foundation of China will launch a call for full-scale collaborative research grant funding. Prior to the launch, the MRC and NSFC will be holding a workshop in China in October 2013.
MRC/BBSRC systems immunology of the human life course
To study immunological processes and pathways, and how they change over the human life-course or under different human conditions in health and disease.
Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) - identification of genetic, epigenetic and environmental risk and protective factors
The aim of this trans-national call is to establish a limited number of multi-disciplinary collaborative research projects that will add value to existing research in this area.
Opportunity for joint EPSRC/MRC Centres for Doctoral Training
MRC is collaborating with EPSRC on its new Centres for Doctoral Training to start in 2014. There are three joint priority areas for which MRC/EPSRC co-funding may be available.
MRC/DFID African Research Leader scheme 2013
The UK Medical Research Council and the UK Department for International Development announce a further call for proposals for the prestigious African Research Leader awards.
UK Regenerative Medicine Platform
To fund a limited number of interdisciplinary research hubs based on scientific excellence and with the critical mass to address the key developmental challenges for the field.
Extending working lives: Research Partnership Awards
The cross-Research Council Lifelong Health and Wellbeing programme invites partnerships of academics and public/private employers or stakeholders addressing research challenges and employer needs associated with an ageing workforce.
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 2013 deadlines of current MRC funding schemes.
European and developing countries clinical trials partnership
EDCTP. To accelerate development of new or improved drugs and vaccines, with a focus on phase II and III clinical trials and on Sub-Saharan Africa.