Viral & Autoimmune Hepatitis: funding opportunity for mid-career researchers

Immunology and Infectious disease

Increase understanding of the disease mechanisms underpinning viral & autoimmune hepatitis, and improve diagnosis, treatment and management of these diseases.

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We're making up to £1 million available for new research into viral & autoimmune hepatitis.

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The Medical Research Foundation is inviting applications from mid-career researchers who have the potential to be the research leaders of the future, to support research that will increase understanding of the disease mechanisms underlying viral or autoimmune hepatitis. Researchers whose work may lead to better understanding of prevention, diagnosis or modification of the progression and outcomes of these diseases are welcome to apply.

The Medical Research Foundation is an independent charitable foundation. Formed by the Medical Research Council (MRC), we grow and nurture people and ideas wherever we see research opportunities with great potential. The research supported in this competition is possible thanks to the generous support of the late Alfred Tarttelin, Effie Miller Munro and Jenny Porley.

Fellowship funding available

The Medical Research Foundation will make up to £1,000,000 available in this competition. Applicants may apply for up to £300,000 to support their research, over a maximum of a three-year period.

Who can apply

This competition is open to all UK researchers at eligible institutions (UK HEIs, Research Council research institutes, hospitals, and other independent research organisations). Applicants must hold a PhD, DPhil or MD and be in the process of, or be ready for, transition to research independence. It is expected that applicants will be seeking, as principal investigator, their first peer-reviewed grant of three years or longer from a funding body (excluding personal fellowships).

Viral And Autoimmune Hepatitis Application Form

Viral And Autoimmune Hepatitis Guidelines For Applicants


  • Deadline for Submission: 12:00 11 November 2019
  • Shortlisting notification: 24 February 2020
  • Interview: 13 March 2020
  • Funding decision: April 2020


Any queries on the competition, the application process, or eligibility should be sent to or via 020 7250 8214.

Terms and Conditions of Award

Awards funded through this competition will follow standard Medical Research Foundation terms and conditions. The terms and conditions spell out the responsibilities of the Principal Investigator and the Lead Research Organisation. The Principal Investigator and the Lead Research Organisation are required to indicate their formal acceptance of the proposal, their acceptance of the terms and conditions of an award, and the approval of the salaries and resources sought in the application.

The Medical Research Foundation may add additional conditions to a grant award to reflect the particular circumstances and requirements of the funding, or the nature of a particular award. Acceptance of an award constitutes acceptance of both the core conditions and any additional conditions. The Medical Research Foundation reserves the right to vary these terms and conditions.

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