Neurosciences and mental health new investigator – UK Research and Innovation

Ends on 25 May 2022

Apply for funding to:

– research neurosciences and mental health
– take the next step towards becoming an independent principal investigator.

You must have:

– a postgraduate degree
– the support of a host research organisation eligible for MRC funding.

You are not eligible if any of these apply:

– you have held an award with a duration of three years or more and direct science costs of more than £50,000 per year
– you have applied unsuccessfully to this scheme twice
– you are waiting for the outcome of a UKRI fellowship application.

There is no limit to the funding you can apply for, but the typical full economic cost of a project is under £1 million. MRC will usually fund 80% of the full economic cost.

This funding usually lasts three years and covers up to 50% of your salary.

This is an ongoing scheme. Application rounds open every February, June and October.

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