Guidance for fellowship applicants

MRC fellowships are personal awards for talented researchers to support key transition points in their careers. Many of today’s leading biomedical and health researchers look back on their MRC fellowship as a significant stepping stone in developing their career.

Information on the different types of fellowships available can be found in MRC fellowships.

This guidance covers areas that are specific to fellowships but, where specifically indicated, please refer to the MRC guidance for applicants which covers areas applicable to both research and fellowship grants.

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A PDF download of the guidance for fellowship applicants is also available.

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Who can apply and how to apply

Responsibilities of the applicant, the different types of research organisations, and how to apply for fellowships

Considerations before applying

There are a wide range of considerations a researcher should be aware of before applying for a fellowship

The application: Je-S proposal form

The application has a number of components; the Je-S electronic proposal form, mandatory attachments, and optional attachments

The application: attachments

Some documents are mandatory and others are optional

Post award considerations

Information about the opportunities available to fellows and the various amendments you might need to make to your fellowship

Fellowship assessment criteria

Fellowship applications are reviewed by external reviewers and by members of one of our panels

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