Fundings / Scholarships

New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG)

Date Posted: 12/03/2014
Application Deadline: 07/05/2014

The scheme can provide talented early-career scientists with a route into a principal investigator position and is aimed at senior post-docs or individuals near the start of their first lectureship. For those who already have an institutional post it provides funding and ‘protected time’ with which to establish an independent research career. A NIRG is also a potential source of research funding for fellows whose awards only cover a personal salary and/or limited research funds.

NIRGs provide funding for three or more years . They are not renewable and cannot usually be extended.

The scheme does not cover research involving randomised trials of clinical treatments. If your proposed research will lead directly to a separately funded clinical trial, you will need to contact an MRC Programme Manager to discuss your eligibility.

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