Research grant - MRC

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Financial support

Under the research grant scheme you may request support for a period of up to five years, which can include:

  • the salary of the principal investigator and co-investigators
  • support for additional posts – research, technical or other consumables
  • equipment
  • travel costs
  • data preservation, data sharing and dissemination costs.

The MRC will usually fund on the basis of 80% of the full economic cost of your research to your institution. Your proposal must show 100% of the full economic cost throughout.

Please note that the MRC does not provide funding for use as a bridge between grants under any of its grant schemes.

Costs for PhD studentships cannot be requested within MRC research or programme grants.

Last updated: 17 August 2021

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