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MRC Confidence in Concept 2019

  Wednesday, 05 Feb 2020 | Funding Deadline

The Confidence in Concept (CiC) scheme is a key part of MRC’s translational research strategy and provides annual awards of up to £1 million to institutions to flexibly support a portfolio of early stage translational research projects. It is intended to accelerate the transition from discovery research to translational development projects by supporting preliminary work or feasibility studies to establish the viability of an approach.

The CiC scheme aims to accelerate the transition from discovery science to the early stages of therapeutic/biomarker development and de-risk rapidly projects across the translational lifecycle such that they become eligible for substantial funding bids.

The award provides institutions with locally administered, responsive and flexible funding to support a diverse portfolio of preliminary translational projects. The projects supported should aim to generate sufficient preliminary data to establish the viability of an approach before seeking more substantial funding, e.g. from the Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS).

Deadline for proposals: 4pm on 5th February 2020

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