Intention to submit
You will need to email the intention to submit form to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6 October 2022 at 16:00. We will provide further details when the opportunity opens.
Providing an intention to submit is mandatory. Proposals will not be accepted from applicants who have failed to submit an intention to submit.
Please include the names of the principal investigator, potential co-investigators and any collaborating organisations confirmed at this stage. This is to help us prepare for peer review and manage conflicts at the panel assessment stage and will not involve any expert assessment.
All applications need to be submitted through the lead research organisation, which in turn must be registered with the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system. All applicants should consult the team responsible for proposal submissions at their research organisation to confirm how much time they will need to process the application and complete the submission process.
Please leave enough time to ensure that all co-investigators are fully registered on the system. This process from start to finish can take up to a month. People with lived experience or collaborators from the public can be included as project partners.
Full proposals should be submitted through Je-S by 16 November 2022 at 16:00. The proposal should follow standard MRC guidelines and consist of a completed Je-S form and the following attachments.
Case for support
This should be a maximum of eight sides of A4. The case for support forms the main body of your proposal and should follow the standard guidance for applicants.
Reproducibility and statistical design
This should be a maximum of one side of A4. The purpose of this annex is to provide important additional information on reproducibility, and to explain the steps taken to ensure the reliability and robustness of the chosen methodology and experimental design.
In this context, methodology refers to the rationale for choosing which method to use and not the provision of detailed descriptions of the methods to be used.
It can be used to provide additional information specifically relating to the statistical analyses, methodology and experimental design aspects of the proposal (beyond that contained in the main case for support). You should not duplicate information presented elsewhere in the application.
Supporting data of people with lived experience (PWLE): involvement and engagement strategy
This should be a maximum of two sides of A4. All awards in this opportunity will be expected to have been informed by the needs of PWLE of eating disorders, which can include carers, family members and members of the public.
Proposals are expected to include plans for their meaningful involvement during the award. Assessment by PWLE of eating disorders forms an integral part of each stage of the review process.
The application must include a document detailing how the proposal has been informed by the needs of PWLE of eating disorders, and how they will be involved in the collaboration, should the application be successful. We require a clear commitment to their involvement in the dissemination of the findings.
The application should contain a clear lay summary and use accessible language across disciplines. Insights from your PWLE involvement and engagement activities should be incorporated throughout your application. Please answer the following questions using the attached template:
- how was it determined that the proposal addresses an important unmet need for PWLE of eating disorders
- how have PWLE of eating disorders helped define the collaboration aims and its objectives
- what are the proposed plans for meaningful involvement of stakeholders, including PWLE of eating disorders (which can include carers and family members), and members of the public during the award should the application be successful?
Justification of resources
This should be a maximum of two sides of A4.
Data management plan
This is a mandatory attachment. Please use the indicated data management plan template.
CVs and list of publications
CVs must be a maximum of two sides of A4 and the list of publications must be a maximum of one side of A4 for the principal investigator and each co-investigator.
Letters of support from project partners and collaborators
Each project partner must provide a project partner letter of support, a maximum of two pages on headed paper or a PDF of an email.
MRC Industrial Collaboration Framework (ICF) form (if applicable)
These attachments apply to applications with an industrial project partner. Please read the MRC ICF guidance to understand if this applies to your proposal.
Creating your Je-S application
The opportunity will be available to select on Je-S from 15 September 2022.
All investigators (principal investigator and co-investigators) are required to have a verified Je-S account type.