The partnership must be led by a project lead based at an eligible organisation, see eligibility information in the MRC guidance for applicants (section 1).
The project lead must demonstrate that they will direct the proposed partnership activities and manage the funding on behalf of the MRC to ensure that the objectives are fully delivered.
Only researchers who will contribute to the academic leadership of the partnership should be included as a project co-lead.
The application should explain other major collaborations important for the research and clearly demonstrate how the core team would work together, as well as identify their respective and complementary contributions.
The focus of your application must be within one of the four MRC research board science areas:
- infections and immunity
- molecular and cellular medicine
- neurosciences and mental health
- population and systems medicine
There is a pre-application stage for new MRC partnerships. For details, see how to apply.
For further information, please see the relevant MRC partnership grant funding opportunity:
- Infections and immunity responsive mode: partnership
- Molecular and cellular medicine responsive mode: partnership
- Neurosciences and mental health responsive mode: partnership
- Population and systems medicine responsive mode: partnership
This funding opportunity is open to project leads based within an MRC unit, but is not open to those within MRC institutes. Members of MRC’s institutes can apply as co-leads on partnership grants.