New investigator research grant (NIRG) - MRC

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Research organisation support

Partnership between the new investigator and their host research organisation is essential, which recognises the importance of the host’s commitment to developing individuals at this early career stage.

A statement of support demonstrating this commitment from the Head of Department or other senior manager, must be included in all applications.

Guidance for this statement can be found in the relevant funding opportunity.

Administrative authorities have responsibility for ensuring that the salaries and resources requested are sufficient to:

  • undertake the proposed research
  • attract sufficiently experienced and skilled staff
  • represent good value for money

The salary requested should be in line with the level the research organisation would provide were the new investigator appointed within the organisation’s own pay structure.

Last updated: 25 July 2023

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