Funding Agency:
Motor Neurone Disease Association

The MND Association is a world leader in funding cutting-edge MND research and facilitating international research collaboration. Funding for biomedical research is awarded by way of three types of grant: Biomedical project grants, PhD studentships and Non-Clinical Fellowships.

  • PhD Studentships (Biomedical and Healthcare) Deadline:  26 April 2024
  • Biomedical Research Projects Deadline: Oct. 27, 2023
  • Non-Clinical Research Fellowships Deadline: April 26, 2024
  • MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowships Deadline: April 5, 2023; Sep. 6, 2023; Jan. 10, 2024
  • MRC Clinical Scientist Fellowships Deadline: April 5, 2023; Sep. 6, 2023; Jan. 10, 2024
  • MRC Senior Clinical Fellowships Deadline: April 5, 2023; Sep. 6, 2023; April 2024
  • Non-Clinical Research Fellowships Deadline:  26 April 2024
  • NIHR Doctoral and Advanced Fellowships: The deadlines for the Advanced and Doctoral Fellowships are 18 January 2024 and 1 February 2024 respectively. 
  • Healthcare Research Deadline:  26 April 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants can be based outside the UK and Ireland, provided the project is unique in concept or design (ie no similar research is being performed in the UK) and involves a significant aspect of collaboration with a UK institute.

Amount Description

Applications for project grants should not exceed £85,000 per annum (and £255,000 in total) without the prior agreement of the MND Association.

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

January 10, 2024