MRC Discipline Hopping grant

The scheme is designed to encourage researchers to develop imaginative ways of using techniques or expertise from the engineering and physical sciences to tackle biological, medical or natural sciences research questions. It provides contact time between engineers, physical scientists and life scientists by awarding them funds to effectively ‘buy out’ their own time and allow them to immerse themselves in a new discipline. This can include the time of the principle investigator or other researchers.

The remit of the scheme is deliberately very broad and the emphasis is on the hopping activity itself. The Discipline Hopping Grant scheme is an annual competition. The deadline for this year’s competition is 18th November 2009

For detailed information about this opportunity from the MRC please visit: http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Fundingopportunities/Grants/Disciplinehoppinggrant/index.htm