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Funding for early stage development of new healthcare interventions

Apply to the Developmental Pathway Gap Fund (DPGF) to generate critical preliminary data and de-risk your development strategy for a new medicine, medical device, diagnostic test, or other medical intervention.

You must be based at a research organisation eligible for Medical Research Council (MRC) funding.

Public Health Intervention Development (PHIND)

Apply for funding for the early-stage development of an intervention that seeks to address a UK or global public health challenge.

You must be a researcher employed by an eligible research organisation.

Tackling obesity

Apply for funding to develop effective strategies to tackle overweight and obesity.

‘Tackling obesity’ is open to applications submitted to the Population and Systems Medicine Board.

You should apply through the existing funding opportunity most relevant to your science area and career stage.

Renewal scheme for current Future Leaders Fellows

Successful applicants to the Future Leaders Fellowships (FLF) scheme have the opportunity to extend their four-year fellowship by up to a further three years.

This funding opportunity is available to current FLF award holders only and should be a continuation of the original FLF fellowship.

Collaborate with researchers in Luxembourg

UKRI and FNR have signed a memorandum of understanding to enable and support applications between researchers in the UK and Luxembourg. UKRI will fund the UK component and FNR will fund the Luxembourg component of the application.

Conditions will differ depending on the funding opportunity.

Researching motor neurone disease: highlight notice

Apply for funding to research motor neurone disease (MND).

You can get funding through any:

  • grants from MRC research boards or panels
  • MRC fellowships

You should apply through the existing funding opportunity that is most relevant to your science area and career stage.

Collaborate with researchers in Norway

UKRI and RCN have signed a Money Follows Cooperation agreement to enable collaborative applications between researchers in the UK and Norway. UKRI funding will be provided for co-investigators from Norway in successful applications.

Conditions will differ depending on the funding opportunity.

Develop guidance for better research methods

Apply for funding to develop new guidance on biomedical and health research methods.

The guidance should aim to:

  • improve the understanding and use of better methods related to the remit of MRC or NIHR
  • be accessible to those without specialist methodology knowledge

You must be a researcher employed by an eligible research organisation.

Collaborate with researchers in Brazil

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and FAPESP’s lead agency agreement allows UKRI to assess joint applications from eligible UK and Brazil-based researchers from the state of São Paulo on behalf of both organisations.

UKRI and FAPESP will co-fund applications submitted to responsive mode funding opportunities via selected funding opportunities.

Daphne Jackson fellowship

These fellowships are for those looking to return to a research career after a break. Fellowships combine a personalised retraining programme with a challenging research project. They are flexible, usually lasting two years at 0.5 full-time equivalent, although some UKRI funders may award longer.

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