Neurosciences and Mental Health

Funding for

  • innovative research into how the brain controls our behaviour, how it responds to injury, and nervous system functioning

  • development of tools and techniques that help others carry out research on the nervous system

  • multidisciplinary research to increase understanding of the brain in health and disease

MRC Neurosciences and Mental Health

Key points/focus:

Portfolio includes:-

  • neurodegeneration
  • clinical neurology and neuroinflammation
  • mental health
  • addictions and Substance Misuse
  • behavioural and learning disorders
  • cognitive and behavioural neuroscience and cognitive systems
  • sensory neuroscience, vision and hearing
  • neurobiology and neurophysiology
  • underpinning support such as neuroimaging technology, brain banking and neuroinformatics
  • CFS/ME (through population & systems medicine)

Other comments:

MRC funds innovative research that tells us how the brain controls our behaviour, how the nervous system functions throughout life in health and disease, and how it responds to injury. It also supports the development of tools and techniques that help others carry out research on the nervous system. MRC is particularly interested in multidisciplinary research that will increase our understanding of the brain in health and disease.

Applications Procedure:

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they apply to the correct call/board/type of grant. Applicants must read and understand any guidance and if in doubt, they should contact the relevant programme manager for that call for further information. Incorrect selection will incur significant delay and is very likely to cause deferral to a later meeting - typically a delay of 4 months or more. For some schemes or calls applicants may need to submit Outline proposals before making full proposals. Usually feedback will be given at the end of the Outline stage. Such feedback is designed to help applicants improve the quality of their subsequent full proposal, if invited, to strengthen its competitiveness. Proposals must be submitted using the Joint electronic-Submission System (Je-S). For applications/JeS queries email to: JeSHelp@rcuk.ac.uk

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