Before submitting a full application to this funding opportunity, you must first send UKRI an outline summary of the work (no more than 2 sides A4) for consideration.
This outline summary must include:
- a description of the hypothesis and the ageing challenge area to be addressed, including details around specific aims and objectives and the methodologies to be deployed to address these
- a description of the types of interventions that the work could enable, and how this would benefit the lives of individuals as they age
- details of the research team to be assembled, drawing particular attention to its interdisciplinarity. Details on private sector partners or international co-investigators should also be included
- estimated total cost and a high-level breakdown of costs requested
Intentions to submit must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 17 February 2023 5:00pm UK time.
Full applications that have been submitted without first indicating an intention to submit will not be referenced to the review panel and will be rejected.
Intentions to submit that are not in scope will not be considered at the full application stage and applicants will be informed of this by 3 March 2023.
Full applications must be made using the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system.
You can find advice on completing your application in:
We recommend you start your application early.
Your host organisation will also be able to provide advice and guidance.
Submitting your application
Before starting an application, you will need to log in or create an account in Je-S.
All investigators involved in the project need to be registered on Je-S.
Any investigators who do not have a Je-S account must register for one at least 7 working days before the opportunity deadline.
- Select ‘documents’, then ‘new document’.
- Select ‘call search’.
- To find the opportunity, search for: Ageing Research Development Awards Apr 2023.
This will populate:
- council: MRC
- document type: Standard Proposal
- scheme: Research Grant
- call/type/mode: Ageing Research Development Awards Apr 2023
Once you have completed your application, make sure you ‘submit document’.
You can save completed details in Je-S at any time and return to continue your application later.
MRC must receive your application by 18 April 2023 at 4:00pm UK time.
You will not be able to apply after this time. Please leave enough time for your proposal to pass through your organisation’s Je-S submission route before this date.
You should ensure you are aware of and follow any internal institutional deadlines that may be in place.
Your application must also include the following attachments.
Applicants should note that under no circumstances should their application exceed the page limits described. Any submissions which exceed the stipulated page limits will be withdrawn.
Information on how to complete the following documentation is available in the guidance for applicants.
Case for support
The case for support must not exceed 8 sides of A4 (references, figures etc. must be included within this page limit).
Justification for resources
A narrative description of the justification of all requested resources should be included as an attachment to this proposal (maximum 2 sides of A4). All items requested in the Je-S form must be justified in this attachment.
Data management plan
As per standard guidance, all applications must be accompanied by a data management plan (DMP) as an attachment to the application on Je-S.
The DMP should comply with MRC’s policy on research data sharing.
The DMP should demonstrate how the research will meet expectations for research data quality, sharing, and security. It should refer to any institutional and study data policies, systems and procedures and be regularly reviewed throughout the research cycle.
The principal investigator and co-investigators should provide their CVs, highlighting relevant research outputs (maximum 2 sides per CV) in one combined PDF document.
A cover letter can be included, where relevant. This could describe any forerunning conversations you have had with UKRI, for example with respect to the inclusion of international co-investigators.
A cover letter could also indicate any potential conflicts of interests with panel members, who you may wish to exclude from reviewing your proposal.
UKRI reserves the right to judge whether this request should be upheld. Full details on panel membership will be published on this page in due course.
Letters of support
Letters of support must be provided under the following circumstances:
- where researcher co-investigators are included on an application, a signed letter of support must be provided from the principal investigator or senior authority within the host research organisation. The content of the letter should be in line with MRC guidance for this investigator status
- where private sector partners are included on an application, a signed letter of support must be provided that fully articulates their contributions and role within the project. Private sector partner contributions and expectations must fully align with the requirements of the MRC Industry Collaboration Framework. Private sector partners should also be described in the Je-S application form, as per standard guidance
- where collaborators are included on an application, who are not seeking to obtain financial remuneration but are providing essential resource or expertise to an application, a letter of support must be included. This should fully describe their contribution to the project
Generic letters of support must not be included in any application.