Pre-registration is mandatory.
Please register your expression of interest (Survey Monkey) by 22 June 2021. Please note you will not receive an email confirmation that your expression of interest has been received. Please take a screenshot of the page for your records if required.
Please continue with your application once submitted. Note that MRC reserves the right to decline full applications on eligibility grounds where this form has not been completed and submitted by the deadline of midnight on 22 June 2021.
You must apply through the Joint Electronic Submission system (Je-S) before the deadline of 6 July 2021, 16:00 British summer time (BST).
To enable the creation and submission of a proposal through Je-S, the host or lead organisation is required to have registered with Je-S. A list of Je-S registered organisations can be accessed from the Je-S landing page. Please note that this does not include self-registered organisations.
If your PSRE is not currently registered, please navigate to the Je-S website and select ‘self-registration for organisations’, which will allow you to add your organisation to the Je-S database (allowing the direct submission of your proposal to MRC through Je-S).
The applicant (fellow), will then be able to create their Je-S account and link the organisation they have self-registered, for example the currently unregistered PSRE that will host the award.
When applying select:
- council: MRC
- document type: fellowship proposal
- scheme: fellowships, FEC
- call/type/mode: NCS COVID19 big data research secondment
Completing the Je-S form
The following sections must be completed in Je-S:
- project details
- fellow details
- technical summary
- estates and indirect costs
- sponsors and supervisors – select your current head of department or line manager
- grant type – select CDA
- keywords – enter COVID-19
All other Je-S required sections should be marked as N/A or No, as appropriate, and saved to validate.
- the ‘Organisation where the fellowship will be held’ should be your current institution
- the project title should be entered as: Using data to improve public health: COVID-19 secondment
- the start date entered must be 1 October 2021
- the duration must be 12 months.
In addition to completing the Je-S form, the following should be provided.
All attachments detailed below must use font Arial size 11, or non-word equivalent such as Helvetica size 11.
Attachments can be uploaded to Je-S as one of these file types:
- PDF (preferred option for MRC)
- Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx).
Note: MRC reserves the right to decline an application on eligibility grounds, if documents other than those detailed below are submitted.
Maximum two pages.
Upload under document type ‘CV’.
Case for support
Maximum two pages, addressing the following:
- your motivation for applying, including how the secondment would enhance your career
- your existing data science and quantitative skills
- your commitment to and experience of working across disciplines
- how your existing skills and interests would align with the work of the Longitudinal Health and Wellbeing National Core Study for COVID-19 research, including your preferred theme or platform – please note a full project proposal is not required.
Letter of support from head of department
Maximum two pages.
Upload under document type ‘head of department statement’.
Must explicitly state that you are able to take a year on secondment starting on 1 October 2021 and that your current contract extends beyond 1 November 2022.
Should outline why you are a strong candidate for the scheme and how the secondment would benefit your career and local capacity building efforts.
Justification for resources
Maximum one page. Upload under document type ‘justification for resources’.
Must detail your current salary.