The objectives section comprises three subsections, each with character limits including spaces and returns:
- objectives (4,000 characters)
- career intentions (4,000 characters)
- collaborations explanation (2,000 characters).
The objectives section should summarise the project’s aims and may also illustrate links with the career intentions and the technical summary sections.
Applicants should indicate the reasons for applying for the fellowship in the career intentions section (see the MRC fellowship overview) and outline their short- and long-term research and career intentions. In the case of medically qualified applicants this section should include details of how they will balance their research and clinical commitments and plans for the completion of specialist training. Applicants should detail how they meet the skills and experience required for a given scheme throughout the proposal and should particularly be addressed in the research experience section (see 3.1.2) and the applicant’s CV.
The collaborations explanation section should highlight any significant national and international collaborations, both commercial and academic. Plans to spend time at a second academic organisation or industrial partner should be outlined in this section. A letter of support from each collaborator indicating their willingness to support the project in the manner described in this section must be submitted with the application. Collaborators’ CVs are not required and should not be uploaded.