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Guidance for Fellowship Applicants

MRC fellowships are personal awards for talented researchers to support key transition points in their careers. Many of today's leading biomedical and health researchers look back on their MRC fellowship as a significant stepping stone in developing their career.

Information on the different types of fellowships available can be found in our pages on Skills & Careers. Queries about any MRC fellowship scheme should be directed to fellows@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk

This guidance covers areas which are specific to fellowships, but, where specifically indicated, please refer to the Guidance for Applicants which covers areas applicable to both research and fellowship grants. 

You may like to watch our video on generating ideas for your research, selecting the right funder, and application process tips. You may also like to read our blog post on Funding decisions: insider insights.

The Statement of Expectations for Research Fellowships and Future Research Leaders (PDF, 238KB) lays out common principles for the support of all Research Council funded fellows.

A PDF of complete Guidance for Fellowship Applicants (PDF, 550KB) is available.