Sharing information and knowledge about MRC’s research portfolio is central to the council’s mission and consequently the summary and technical summary of MRC awards are published. During the preparation of these sections, applicants should bear in mind that they will subsequently be publically available, along with the applicant’s name and institution, if the application is successful.
The summary section should be used to provide a plain English summary of the research proposed in language that can be understood by a non-academic audience, explaining the context of the research, its aims and objectives, and its potential applications and benefits. The section is limited to 4,000 characters, including spaces.
The technical summary should comprise a scientific abstract of the proposed research, detailing the aims, objectives, methodology, scientific and medical opportunities of the study. The section is limited to 2,000 characters, including spaces and returns.