Application timelines - MRC

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Research grant deadlines

Opportunity name Opening date Closing date Shortlisting date Meeting dates
Expressions of interest: National Mouse Genetics Network clusters 10/02/2021 24/03/2021 01/04/2021 N/A
Biomedical Catalyst: Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS) outline: Mar 2021 12/02/2021 24/03/2021 20/04/2021 19/05/2021 – 20/05/2021
Experimental medicine grants: Apr 2021 03/03/2021 28/04/2021 N/A 21/06/2021
Molecular & Cellular Medicine Board (MCMB) – New Investigator Research Grant: May 2021 15/02/2021 05/05/2021 02/09/2021 06/10/2021 – 07/10/2021
Molecular & Cellular Medicine Board (MCMB) – Partnership Grant – May 2021 15/02/2021 05/05/2021 02/09/2021 06/10/2021 – 07/10/2021
Molecular & Cellular Medicine Board (MCMB) – Programme Grant – May 2021 15/02/2021 05/05/2021 02/09/2021 06/10/2021 – 07/10/2021
Molecular & Cellular Medicine Board (MCMB) – Research Boards: May 2021 15/02/2021 05/05/2021 02/09/2021 06/10/2021 – 07/10/2021
Infections and Immunity Board (IIB) – New Investigator Research Grant: May 2021 15/02/2021 12/05/2021 09/09/2021 13/10/2021 – 14/10/2021
Infections and Immunity Board (IIB) – Partnership Grant – May 2021 15/02/2021 12/05/2021 09/09/2021 13/10/2021 – 14/10/2021
Infections and Immunity Board (IIB) – Programme Grant – May 2021 15/02/2021 12/05/2021 09/09/2021 13/10/2021 – 14/10/2021
Infections and Immunity Board (IIB) – Research Boards: May 2021 15/02/2021 12/05/2021 09/09/2021 13/10/2021 – 14/10/2021
Population & Systems Medicine Board (PSMB) –  Partnership Grant – May 2021 15/02/2021 19/05/2021 05/10/2021 03/11/2021 – 04/11/2021
Population & Systems Medicine Board (PSMB) –  Programme Grant – May 2021 15/02/2021 19/05/2021 05/10/2021 03/11/2021 – 04/11/2021
Population & Systems Medicine Board (PSMB) – New Investigator Research Grant: May 2021 15/02/2021 19/05/2021 05/10/2021 03/11/2021 – 04/11/2021
Population & Systems Medicine Board (PSMB) – Research Boards: May 2021 15/02/2021 19/05/2021 05/10/2021 03/11/2021 – 04/11/2021
Neurosciences & Mental Health Board (NMHB) – New Investigator Research Grant: May 2021 15/02/2021 26/05/2021 29/09/2021 10/11/2021 – 11/11/2021
Neurosciences & Mental Health Board (NMHB) – Partnership Grant – May 2021 15/02/2021 26/05/2021 29/09/2021 10/11/2021 – 11/11/2021
Neurosciences & Mental Health Board (NMHB) – Programme Grant – May 2021 15/02/2021 26/05/2021 29/09/2021 10/11/2021 – 11/11/2021
Neurosciences & Mental Health Board (NMHB) – Research Board: May 2021 15/02/2021 26/05/2021 29/09/2021 10/11/2021 – 11/11/2021
Develop guidance for better research methods 08/05/2021 10/06/2021 26/10/2021 23/11/2021 – 24/11/2021
Better methods, better research: June 2021 08/05/2021 17/06/2021 26/10/2021 23/11/2021 – 24/11/2021
Biomedical Catalyst: Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS) outline: Jul 2021 11/06/2021 21/07/2021 15/08/2021 15/09/2021 – 16/09/2021
Molecular & Cellular Medicine Board (MCMB) – New Investigator Research Grant: Sep 2021 14/06/2021 01/09/2021 07/01/2022 10/02/2022 – 11/02/2022
Molecular & Cellular Medicine Board (MCMB) – Partnership Grant – Sep 2021 14/06/2021 01/09/2021 07/01/2022 10/02/2022 – 11/02/2022
Molecular & Cellular Medicine Board (MCMB) – Programme Grant – Sep 2021 14/06/2021 01/09/2021 07/01/2022 10/02/2022 – 11/02/2022
Molecular & Cellular Medicine Board (MCMB) – Research Boards: Sep 2021 14/06/2021 01/09/2021 07/01/2022 10/02/2022 – 11/02/2022
Infections and Immunity Board (IIB) – New Investigator Research Grant: Sep 2021 14/06/2021 08/09/2021 18/01/2022 23/01/2022 – 24/02/2022
Infections and Immunity Board (IIB) – Partnership Grant – Sep 2021 14/06/2021 08/09/2021 18/01/2022 23/01/2022 – 24/02/2022
Infections and Immunity Board (IIB) – Programme Grant – Sep 2021 14/06/2021 08/09/2021 18/01/2022 23/01/2022 – 24/02/2022
Infections and Immunity Board (IIB) – Research Boards: Sep 2021 14/06/2021 08/09/2021 18/01/2022 23/01/2022 – 24/02/2022
Experimental medicine grants: Sep 2021 15/07/2021 09/09/2021 N/A 14/12/2021 – 15/12/2021
Population & Systems Medicine Board (PSMB) –  Partnership Grant – Sep 2021 14/06/2021 22/09/2021 27/01/2022 09/03/2022 – 10/03/2022
Population & Systems Medicine Board (PSMB) –  Programme Grant – Sep 2021 14/06/2021 22/09/2021 27/01/2022 09/03/2022 – 10/03/2022
Population & Systems Medicine Board (PSMB) – New Investigator Research Grant: Sep 2021 14/06/2021 22/09/2021 27/01/2022 09/03/2022 – 10/03/2022
Population & Systems Medicine Board (PSMB) – Research Boards: Sep 2021 14/06/2021 22/09/2021 27/01/2022 09/03/2022 – 10/03/2022
Neurosciences & Mental Health Board (NMHB) –  Partnership Grant – Sep 2021 14/06/2021 29/09/2021 03/02/2022 10/03/2022 – 11/03/2022
Neurosciences & Mental Health Board (NMHB) – New Investigator Research Grant: Sep 2021 14/06/2021 29/09/2021 03/02/2022 10/03/2022 – 11/03/2022
Neurosciences & Mental Health Board (NMHB) – Programme Grant – Sep 2021 14/06/2021 29/09/2021 03/02/2022 10/03/2022 – 11/03/2022
Neurosciences & Mental Health Board (NMHB) – Research Board: Sep 2021 14/06/2021 29/09/2021 03/02/2022 10/03/2022 – 11/03/2022
Better methods, better research: Nov 2021 01/10/2021 11/11/2021 17/04/2022 11/05/2022 – 12/05/2022
Biomedical Catalyst: Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS) outline: Nov 2021 15/10/2021 24/11/2021 20/12/2021 20/01/2022 – 21/01/2022

Fellowship deadlines

Opportunity name Opening date Closing date Shortlisting date Meeting dates
Clinical Research Training Fellowship (CRTF) Post Doctoral opportunity: Apr 2021 12/02/2021 07/04/2021 19/10/2021 17/11/2021 – 18/11/2021
Clinical Research Training Fellowship (CRTF) Pre Doctoral opportunity: Apr 2021 12/02/2021 07/04/2021 19/10/2021 17/11/2021 – 18/11/2021
Clinician Scientist Fellowship (CSF): Apr 2021 12/02/2021 07/04/2021 19/10/2021 17/11/2021 – 18/11/2021
Career Development Award (CDA): April 2021 01/03/2021 21/04/2021 21/09/2021 20/10/2021 – 21/10/2021
Senior Clinical Fellowship (SCF): Apr 2021 01/03/2021 07/04/2021 19/10/2021 17/11/2021 – 18/11/2021
Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship (SNCF): Apr 2021 01/03/2021 21/04/2021 21/09/2021 20/10/2021 – 21/10/2021
Clinical Research Training Fellowship (CRTF) Post Doctoral opportunity: Sep 2021 23/07/2021 01/09/2021 02/02/2022 02/03/2022 – 03/03/2022
Clinical Research Training Fellowship (CRTF) Pre Doctoral opportunity: Sep 2021 23/07/2021 01/09/2021 02/02/2022 02/03/2022 – 03/03/2022
Clinician Scientist Fellowship (CSF): Sep 2021 23/07/2021 01/09/2021 02/02/2022 02/03/2022 – 03/03/2022
Career Development Award (CDA): Sep 2021 06/08/2021 15/09/2021 16/02/2022 22/03/2022 – 23/03/2022
Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship (SNCF): Sep 2021 06/08/2021 15/09/2021 February 2022 22/03/2022 – 23/03/2022

Call closing date

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they apply to the correct MRC funding opportunity (call or mode), and their application is submitted with adequate time to allow their research organisation to undertake all the necessary checks and complete the final submission through Je-S, to the MRC by 16:00 (GMT, BST), as advertised on the table of MRC funding opportunities.

MRC reserves the right to reject any application that has not been submitted to the correct MRC call.

Late applications will not be considered.

The applicant must read and understand all call specific guidance relevant to the funding opportunity the proposal will be submitted to. The applicant should also refer to the MRC Guidance for Applicants (PDF, 897KB) during the proposal creation, completion and submission process.

Shortlisting dates: Information for applicants

Unless otherwise indicated (within the table), MRC shortlisting of proposal should take place four to five weeks before the detailed meeting date.

Please do not call the office on or around these dates, as you will be notified of the outcome by email as soon as possible after a decision has been made. Applicants usually receive notification of the shortlisting outcome within five working days of the decision meeting however, it may take longer.

Meeting dates: Information for applicants

Following the completion of the decision making meeting advertised in the table, MRC will endeavour to notify each applicant by email (funded and unfunded), as soon as possible. Please allow up to 14 days to receive this notification, following the advertised meeting date.

Important information

MRC reserves the right to amend any of the published dates for call opening, call closing, shortlisting and meeting, so please check the website regularly in case of any changes.

Contact information

Should you have any questions regarding the information detailed or if you experience any issues whilst trying to view a deadline, please email: rfpd@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk. Please do not email RFPD to request progress of a submitted proposal.

Last updated: 17 August 2021

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