The CDA supports talented post-doctoral researchers to lead their own research plans and establish their own research team to make the transition from post-doctoral researcher to independent investigator.
A CDA provides funding for a challenging research programme, and an ambitious programme of research training which offers accelerated personal and career development.
The CDA provides up to five years’ support. There are no eligibility rules based on years of post-doctoral experience.
Scientific remit: You can apply across all areas of the MRC’s scientific remit. Applications may range from basic studies with relevance to mechanisms of disease to translational and developmental clinical research.
Person remit: Applicants proposing to continue their existing work, which is indistinct from their current group / leader, are not suitable to apply to the scheme and will be rejected.
For the full call text please visit the MRC grant call webpage.