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CLOSER is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC).

It has been awarded a core grant of approximately £5 million for 2012 to 2017. This funding is made possible by a landmark contribution from the Government’s Large Facilities Capital Fund.

About the Economic and Social Research Council

The ESRC is the UK’s largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues. It supports independent, high quality research that has an impact on business, the public sector and the third sector. The ESRC’s total budget for 2012-13 is £205 million. At any one time the ESRC supports over 4,000 researchers and postgraduate students in academic institutions and independent research institutes. For more information, visit the ESRC website.

About the Medical Research Council

For almost 100 years the MRC has improved the health of people in the UK and around the world by supporting the highest quality science. The MRC invests in world-class scientists. It has produced 29 Nobel Prize winners and sustains a flourishing environment for internationally recognised research. The MRC focuses on making an impact and provides the financial muscle and scientific expertise behind medical breakthroughs, including one of the first antibiotics, penicillin, the structure of DNA and the lethal link between smoking and cancer. Today MRC-funded scientists tackle research into the major health challenges of the 21st century. For more information, visit the MRC website.

How are the individual studies funded?

The studies in the CLOSER network receive core grants from different funders. Some of the studies also receive additional funding to carry out specific projects. To learn more about how each of the studies is funded, visit explore the studies.