The EME Programme's researcher-led workstream is an ongoing research funding opportunity funded by the MRC. You are welcome to submit a preliminary application at any time, however there will be three cut-off dates each year. If you would like us to alert you by email about future funding opportunities please click here.
Resources for applicants
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 webpages.
There are two routes available to apply through - the standard two stage application process (preliminary to full) and the fast-track scheme.
Preliminary applications will only be accepted using the web-based submission form, available above.
You may only submit a full proposal by invitation from the EME Board, after a preliminary 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 preliminary 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 information on the transparency agenda is at: http://transparency.number10.gov.uk/#