Fellowship handbook for applicants

Guidance for researchers applying for a fellowship award from the Medical Research Council (MRC).

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MRC fellowships support individuals transitioning to the next level in their careers, providing funding for a challenging research project and an ambitious programme of research training.

This guidance is for applicants applying through the UKRI Funding Service.


  • 16 January 2024
    Removed 'Fellowship handbook for applicants applying through Je-S' document as all fellowship funding opportunities have moved to the Funding Service and are no longer on the previous Joint electronic Submissions (Je-S) system.
  • 5 October 2023
    Added guide for applicants through UKRI Funding Service.
  • 24 January 2023
    Updated document accessibility.

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