This is a mandatory attachment and must be from the head of the department which will host the fellow. In this statement the head of department should summarise:
- how long they have known the applicant
- the applicant’s suitability for an MRC fellowship
- the suitability of the project for the research training and career development of the candidate
- why the centre is appropriate for the work proposed, including the commitments the department will make to mentor and support the fellow.