Programme grant - MRC

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Financial support

Under the programme grant scheme you may request support for a period of five years, which can include:

  • a portion of the salaries of the principal investigator and co-investigators
  • additional posts (research and technical)
  • consumables
  • equipment
  • travel costs
  • data preservation, data sharing and dissemination costs.

Following standard practice, the MRC will fund on the basis of 80% of the full economic cost of your research to your institution. Your proposal must show 100% of the full economic cost throughout. Please note guidance on funding for equipment in section 3.1.1.3 of the MRC guidance for applicants.

Costs for PhD studentships cannot be requested within MRC programme grants. Please refer to our pages on studentships for further information.

Last updated: 17 August 2021

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