Any UK-based researcher who can demonstrate that they will direct the proposed research and be actively engaged in carrying it through.
The minimum academic qualification required is a graduate degree, although usually a PhD is required. Less experienced researchers should apply in collaboration with a more senior colleague.
The applicants must demonstrate that they will direct the proposed research and be actively engaged in the work.
Applications can include industry partners. Applicants with industrial partners will need to include MICA: as a prefix to their project title, complete the project partner section in the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system and submit a MRC industry collaboration agreement (MICA) form and heads of terms as part of their Je-S application. See further guidance on MICAs.