MRC Confidence in Concept (CiC) call

Newcastle University are pleased to announce the opening of the latest call for MRC Confidence in Concept (CiC) project funding. 
The funding is now integrated into the new institutional UKRI Impact Accelerator Award, but the objectives of the CiC scheme remain to provide support for proof of concept studies which will enable translational research and prepare projects to seek larger scale funding from schemes such as the MRC Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS).
All call details can be accessed via the dedicated NU webpage
As in previous years the call has an Expression of Interest stage from which projects are selected for full submission.  The EoI stage does not require formal costings but does need a clear indicative cost level within the funding bands £50k-£85k/£86k-£120k.
Key dates are:
EoI submission deadline: 3rd March 2023
EoI Outcomes: 24th March 2023
Full Application submission deadline: 1st May 2023
Final Outcomes: 29th May 2023
Please send any queries to