DPFS is an ongoing scheme, with outline deadlines every 4 months.
The next two deadlines for outline proposals are:
- 4pm on 26th July 2017
- 4pm on 29th November 2017
Further details, including the deadlines for the next four calls, can be found on the submission deadlines page for the scheme.
The DPFS scheme is a key part of our Translational Research Strategy and supports the translation of fundamental discoveries toward benefits to human health. It funds the pre-clinical development and early clinical testing of novel therapeutics, devices and diagnostics, including “repurposing” of existing therapies.
Skills Development Fellowships are training fellowships that will support capacity building in MRC priority areas by:
- Supporting very early career researchers to explore, consolidate and further develop their skills in a priority area in which they are already active or in which they are seeking training
- Supporting researchers at all career stages who wish to transform their career by developing new skills in a priority area.
Technology Touching Life (TTL) is pleased to announce a £3m call for Networks, jointly supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC). The aim of TTL is to foster interdisciplinary research into innovative, and potentially disruptive, technological capabilities that will drive world-leading discovery research in the health and life sciences.
The use and selection of placebo comparator groups is a key area of uncertainty within surgical trials. As such, the MRC-NIHR Methodology Research Programme have issued a call to run a consensus workshop and to produce a guidance document to lead decision making in this area.
The “Confidence in” schemes are used to demonstrate MRC’s support for institutional development in key strategic areas. We are pleased to announce our “Confidence in Global Nutrition and Health Research” call as part of our suite of activities under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
The “Confidence in” schemes are used to demonstrate MRC’s support for institutional development in key strategic areas. We are pleased to announce our “Confidence in Global Mental Health Research” scheme as part of our suite of activities under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), and the Wellcome Trust are pleased to announce the launch of the eighth call for proposals under this initiative to fund global health trials.
The Network of Centres of Excellence in Neurodegeneration (CoEN) is an international initiative involving nine research funders across Europe and Canada. In this forth call from proposals, researchers from recognised Centres of Excellence in neurodegenerative disease research are invited to submit transnational collaborative Pathfinder proposals.
The UK Medical Research Council (MRC), the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) and the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) are pleased to invite research proposals to the UK-Thailand Joint Initiative on Infectious Diseases and Non-Communicable Diseases, through the Newton Fund.
To maintain the UK's leading position in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) for research and development, ca. £20m capital is being made available to procure ultra-high field NMR systems (≥0.95 GHz) and upgrade existing very-high field NMR instruments (≥800 MHz) to support the UK's fundamental and applied research across a range of disciplines within life and physical sciences.