MRC is supportive of fellows who wish to spend part of their fellowship carrying out research at a second academic centre. This can be either within the UK or overseas, or with an industrial partner to benefit from unique training opportunities. Applicants may spend up to twelve months of their award at a second organisation. Applicants intending to spend longer periods abroad should contact MRC at firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting a proposal.
All MRC fellowship schemes provide support for the costs incurred by undertaking training at a second centre, as detailed in section 3.1.11 of this guidance. All applications must be submitted via the lead host research organisation, which will remain responsible for the administration of the award during the fellow’s period at another centre. Details of the second centre should be included in the collaborations explanation section of the proposal form and in the case for support (see sections 3.1.3 and 3.2.3 for details), and all associated costs clearly labelled as ‘2nd centre costs’ in the resources section of the form.