The Award is designed to support early career researchers investigating questions that will ultimately improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness.
The Fellows programme will provide up to £75,000, per year for three years, or up to £225,000 in total funding.
The funds may be used for any of the following:
- As start-up funding for a specific project or bridging funding for a current project;
- For direct research costs;
- And/or for salary support for the applicant and/or research assistance staff as appropriate.
Indirect costs, such as non-specific estimated costs, including estates costs, library costs, finance and HR costs, are not eligible for funding.
Please note that the award does not have to support the Applicant’s salary if the Applicant’s salary is funded elsewhere. Instead, an MQ Fellows award could support research costs, and/or salary for a research assistant.