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MRC is now using Je-S, the RCUK electronic submission and research administration system. The applicant's handbook provides detailed advice on how to apply for a grant from the MRC. Important information on application deadline dates is also provided.

Biomedical Catalyst: Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS)
Pre-clinical and clinical development of therapies, devices and diagnostics.

Biomedical Catalyst: Regenerative Medicine Research Committee
Pre-clinical and clinical development of regenerative medicine therapies.

Confidence in Concept scheme
The Confidence in Concept scheme provides awards of £250k-£1.2m to institutions, to be used flexibly to support the earliest stages of multiple translational research projects.

Experimental Medicine Challenge Grants
The “Challenge Grants” initiative will support ambitious, challenge-led studies of disease mechanisms in humans.

Global health trials programme
The MRC funds clinical trials through the Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation programme (EME) and Global Health programme.

Methodology research
For the purposes of obtaining funding from the MRC, methodology research includes methods development to underpin the biomedical sciences, experimental medicine, clinical trials, population health sciences, health services research and health policy.

MRC Industry Collaboration Agreement (MICA)
If you are considering establishing a collaboration with an industrial partner(s), you and your potential collaborator(s) are advised to refer to the guidance on MRC Industry Collaboration Agreement (MICAs).

New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG)
Support for clinical and non-clinical researchers while they establish themselves as independent principal investigators.

New joint funding arrangements for late phase clinical trials
The MRC remains committed to supporting clinical trials. This page describes the changes coming into effect early 2008.

Partnership grant
For collaborative activities that add value to existing research or helps galvanise researchers in a particular field.

Programme grants
Provides larger, longer term, renewable programme funding to help the medical science community think bigger.

Public Health Intervention Development Scheme (PHIND)
Support for early phase development of public health interventions

Research grant
Our main scheme for supporting biomedical science in UK universities and NHS Trusts.