5. Fellowship assessment criteria - MRC


5.3 The place

The appropriateness of the host institution will be considered in terms of its areas of research excellence and alignment with the project, and access to the facilities, expertise, training and support it will offer the applicant.

Early career: Consolidation and exploration

The host laboratory should provide an excellent research training environment and the opportunity to substantially develop new skills and techniques, and generate new interactions.

Transition to independence

There should be a clear training element and host institution support to facilitate the development of the applicant in becoming a fully independent researcher. A continuation of existing work that would fail to add new skills is outside the remit of the scheme.

Transition to leadership

Applicants should demonstrate they will be in a world-class environment that will support their development as a leading researcher in their field.

All fellowship schemes offer applicants the opportunity to undertake a period of research training overseas, in industry or a second UK research centre. Applicants should describe how this will broaden their research experience and training and benefit their long-term career development.

Last updated: 15 November 2021

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