You must apply using the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system.
You can find advice on completing your application in the Je-S handbook.
We recommend you start your application early.
Your host organisation will also be able to provide advice and guidance.
Mandatory intention to submit form
Please email the intention to submit form to email@example.com by 4pm, 13 January 2023.
This 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.
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: UK Traumatic Brain Injury platform 2023.
This will populate:
- council: MRC
- document type: Standard proposal
- scheme: Research Grant
- call/type/mode: UK Traumatic Brain Injury Platform
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 1 March 2023 at 4pm.
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.
Case for support (maximum 12 sides A4)
The case for support forms the main body of your proposal and should follow the standard guidance for applicants.
Reproducibility and statistical design (maximum 1 page)
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.
Please note 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).
Please note that you should not duplicate information presented elsewhere in the application.
Justification of resources
Maximum 2 sides of A4.
All items requested in the proposal need to be justified in the justification of resources.
Data management plan
Please provide a blank document, as data management consideration should form a substantial part of the case for support.
CVs and list of publications
CVs (maximum 2 sides A4) and list of publications (maximum 1 side A4) for the principal investigator and each co-investigator.
Supporting data (mandatory)
Mandatory Gantt chart including description of yearly milestones.
Letters of support from project partners and for researcher co-investigators (if applicable)
Letters of support are mandatory when involving:
- project partners
- researcher co-investigators
MRC Industrial Collaboration Framework form (if applicable)
These attachments apply to applications with an industrial project partner. Please read the MRC guidance to understand if this applies to your proposal.