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EME researcher-led funding opportunities

The EME Programme's researcher-led workstream is an ongoing research funding opportunity funded by the Medical Research Council. You are welcome to submit a preliminary application at any time, however there will be three cut-off dates each year. 

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The following funding opportunity is available: 

Research brief
Guidance notes
15/79 Researcher-led
10 November 2015, by 1pm
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Supporting information

*Please note: These documents are to be used as a guide only, for example to see how many characters are accepted in each section and how the printed form will look. Please do not try to use this as an application form, you must apply using the online form through the links available when calls are open. You should also refer to the application form guidance notes which can be found next to the ‘Apply Now’ button.

Who can apply?

If you are the lead applicant, you must be based in the UK. Co-applicants may be based outside the UK, and if necessary research can be conducted overseas. The rationale for this should be clearly set out in the application and each case will be judged on its merits. Please note that Research Councils UK eligibility rules apply to the EME Programme. Further information on this requirement is available from the Research Councils UK’s eligibility webpagesLink open in a new window.

There are two routes available to apply through - the standard two stage application process (outline to full) and the fast-track scheme.

Outline Applications

Outline applications will only be accepted using the web-based submission form, available above.

Full Proposals

You may only submit a full proposal by invitation from the EME Board, after an outline application has been considered, or when the EME Programme has agreed that you can submit an application through the fast-track scheme. If you are shortlisted at the outline application stage, you will be given information on how to submit your full proposal. If you have been invited to submit a full proposal or wish to apply through the fast-track scheme and require further guidance, please email the EME Programme.

In line with the government’s transparency agenda, any contract resulting from this tender may be published in its entirety to the general public. Further informationLink open in a new window on the transparency agenda.


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