2017 call for applications

Marie Curie, in partnership with Chief Scientist Office (CSO) in Scotland, the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association and The Brain Tumour Charity, is making over £1.5 million available this year through the Marie Curie Research Grants Scheme

It's there to fund high quality research to improve the quality of life of people with terminal illnesses, and their families, friends, carers and communities.

Application process

Stage one: Outline application

Applicants need to complete the outline application form which can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

Applicants are advised to read the following documents before submitting any applications:

Marie Curie Research Grants Scheme 2017: Outline Application Stage Guidelines for Applicants

Marie Curie Research Grants Scheme 2017: Themes for Call

These documents can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. Marie Curie’s Research Grants Scheme terms and conditions are also available online.

The deadline for outline applications is 7 July 2017.

Completed application forms (saved as a Word document under the full name of the PI(s)) should be submitted to research.info@mariecurie.org.uk.

If you have any administrative and financial queries regarding your application, please contact:

Jane Farrington
Tel: 020 7091 4186
Email: research.info@mariecurie.org.uk


Outline applications are invited from lead applicants at recognised universities, NHS hospitals, hospices or research institutes within the UK. The lead applicant must have a post which covers the entire duration of the proposed study.

Please refer to the Guidelines and Themes documents at the bottom of this page for further information regarding eligibility, as well as the terms and conditions for the Marie Curie Research Grants Scheme.

Stage two: Full application 

Successful outline applicants will be invited to submit a full application. The timeline of the call is outlined below and further details of the full application stage can be found in the guidelines at the bottom of this page: 

12 May 2017: Launch of research call

7 July 2017: Deadline of receiving outline applications

September 2017: Outline application panel meeting

October 2017: Successful outline applicants invited to full application stage

December 2017: Deadline for full applications

April 2018: Funding Committee meeting

May 2018: Applicants notified of outcome

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