MRC Flexible Supplement Grant Application Form
Flexible Supplement Grant awards can be used flexibly to support:

• *NEW* PhD innovation Placement: To work with industry partners for up to 12 months (for final year students and recently graduated students ONLY. Placement must be completed by March 2020).

• High cost training in recognised areas of strategic need (such as quantitative, interdisciplinary or in vivo skills)
• Exceptional training opportunities, such as a beneficial lab placement or internship (e.g. in policy, science communication), or training in new advanced research skills
• Opportunities to receive training with industry or at the interdisciplinary interface
• Transitions from PhD to first post-doc positions to increase the competitiveness of outstanding candidates


All MRC-funded students may benefit from the additional funding specifically:
DiMeN DTP students, MRC industrial CASE students, MRC Unit, Institute, Centre or Partnership students and MRC Clinical Research Training Fellows

Please direct any queries to the DiMeN DTP Manager, Dr Emily Goodall: DiMeN.DTP@sheffield.ac.uk

Email address *
Name *
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University *
Please note you must be registered at one of these institutions at the time of undertaking flexible funding award activities
University registration number *
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PhD Start Date *
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Anticipated Thesis Submission Date
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Type of MRC studentship *
i.e. Core DTP (please state the specific DTP programme); MRC industrial CASE student; MRC Unit, Institute, Centre or Partnership; MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow.
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Type of funds being requested (multiple selections can be made): *
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Please provide details of what this flexible fund grant will be used for (2000 characters/~300 words max) *
Please be specific and concise. Include dates and locations of any training courses, placements, internships etc. Applications that do not include a good level of detail will not be considered by the panel. Please note, consumables and conference attendance are not eligible for funding with this award.
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What is the grant amount you are requesting? *
This should include a detailed breakdown of all costs; travel, accommodation, subsistence, any training/registration fees and stipend support for internships (at your current rate, no more than 3 months in duration). For innovation placements, up to 12 months is available at standard stipend rate (pre-submission), or postdoc salary range (post-thesis submission). Please also state any alternative partial/additional funding you have secured to support the opportunity. Applications that do not include a good level of detail will not be considered. University guidelines on subsistence rate can be found here: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/finance/staff-information/mymoney/myexpenses/travel_allowance
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Please explain the impact of this award on your research, personal development and future career *
For example, gain in skills and awareness, enhancements to your PhD experience, employability, ability to pursue different projects, impact on career choices. This response will be used to assess the application and within the MRC annual Flexible Funding audit. Maximum 500 characters.
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Supervisor statement of support: *
If appropriate, please indicate any MRC Priority Themes (https://www.mrc.ac.uk/publications/browse/strategic-plan-2014-19/) or Strategic Skills Priorities (https://www.mrc.ac.uk/documents/pdf/mrc-strategic-skill-priorities/) this grant award aligns with.
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