Applications Open for MRC’s Public Health Intervention Development Scheme!

Deadline: 12 July 2018

The Medical Research Council (MRC) is inviting applications for its “Public Health Intervention Development Scheme (PHIND)”  that supports early stages of development of interventions that address an important UK or global public health issue. Studies funded by the scheme will develop the necessary evidence to underpin the later development and evaluation of novel public health interventions.

The MRC PHIND scheme complements funding available from NIHR, MRC Global Health and other sources for subsequent stages of public health intervention development and evaluation.

The scheme supports projects that will develop innovative new interventions that address an important UK or global public health issue, and seeks to encourage a novel, high risk approach to intervention development.

Funding Information

  • Applicants can apply for up to £150K (MRC Contribution), for a maximum of 18 months.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Higher education institutions
    • All UK higher education institutions (HEI) that receive grant funding from one of the UK higher education funding bodies are eligible to receive funds for research, postgraduate training and associated activities.
    • These bodies consist of Research England, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and the Northern Ireland Department for the Economy (DfE).
  • Independent research organisations (IROs)
    • A number of IROs are also eligible to apply for funding
  • Government-funded organisations (other than MRC units and institutes)
    • Government-funded organisations such as PHE or the Met Office can apply for MRC funding only as a co-investigator (CoI).
    • 80 per cent of full economic costs will be awarded in the same way as all other CoIs. Institutes and units funded by other research councils are eligible to apply as a lead applicant for MRC funding due to a reciprocal arrangement between councils.
    • They should also apply for 80 per cent of full economic costs.
  • MRC institutes (MRC Harwell, MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences and MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology)
    • Eligible individuals from MRC institutes may for MRC grants as either a principal or co-investigator.
    • Applications to the Research Boards can only be made with prior agreement between the Institute Director and MRC Head of Theme.
  • MRC units and the Francis Crick Institute
    • Eligible individuals from MRC units and the Francis Crick Institute may apply for all MRC grants as either a principal or co-investigator.
    • These grants are intended to support research relevant to the unit mission that is clearly additional to existing ‘core’ support.
    • MRC units apply as a department of the University.

How to Apply

Proposals to PHIND must be submitted through the Joint electronic-Submission (Je-S) system given on the website.

For further information, please visit Medical Research Council

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