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NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research Information Events

Friday, 29 April 2016 14:24

These events will offer an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) funding stream.

Professor Paul Little, Director of the PGfAR programme will be joined by staff from the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility (CCF) and a local PGfAR funding panel member to give a presentation followed by a Q&A session.

Researchers currently developing, or considering developing, a proposal for submission to PGfAR for funding are invited to take advantage of a one to one session with PGfAR programme and RDS staff to discuss their proposed study.

Events are being arranged in the following areas:

North East (Newcastle) - 29 June 2016

East Midlands (Nottingham) - 3 October 2016

East of England (tbc) - 6 October 2016

North West (Manchester) - 24 November 2016



More detail including how you can reserve a place at one of these events will follow.

Registration will be free.

MRC Festival of Medical Research

Thursday, 28 April 2016 00:00

The first annual MRC Festival of Medical Research takes place from 18 - 26 June 2016, focused around the locations of our participating MRC-funded units, centres and institutes.

Official Festival Website / #MRCFestival

MRC Report: The Impact of the Medical Research Council Investment

Thursday, 28 April 2016 14:29

Each research council recently published a report, showcasing examples of the impact of investment through their awards, programmes and collaborations. The impact is wide-ranging, extending from furthering technological advances to combatting disease. Collectively, the seven research councils invest £3bn in research each year, to meet tomorrow’s challenges today and provide the world-class research and skills that are the foundation of a strong and productive UK economy. This helps to achieve balanced growth as well as contributing to a healthy society and a sustainable world. By working in partnership, the research councils combine investments in a multitude of global societal and economic challenge areas to achieve even greater impact...read more.

MRC Supporting new researchers towards independence

Thursday, 28 April 2016 14:09

To support early career researchers the MRC has increased the flexibility of its funding schemes available to post-doc researchers along with providing clearer guidance. Recognising that speed of progression can be affected by factors unrelated to an individual’s scientific potential, the MRC have removed time-bound eligibility criteria from New Investigator Research Grants.

Sir John Savill (CEO) said
“We recognise that we need to support our early career researchers through what can be a very challenging transition step in their careers. To ensure there are options available to meet their long term career aspirations and set them on the pathway to success, we are working in partnership with researchers and universities to remove roadblocks, increase flexibility, and provide clear guidance focused on developing our research leaders of tomorrow. I highly recommend that all researchers embarking on a path in biomedical research have a look at our Interactive Career Framework, to help guide their career choices.”

Further Guidance

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