It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they apply to the correct funding call, board or type of grant and that their application is submitted with adequate time to allow their research organisation, to complete necessary checks and complete the final submission – through the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system – to the MRC by 16:00 (GMT/BST), on the advertised MRC submission deadline.
The applicant must read and understand all guidance. If in doubt, please contact the relevant programme manager for further information. Incorrect selection will incur significant delay and is likely to cause deferral to a later meeting – typically a delay of four months or more.
For some schemes or calls applicants may need to submit outline proposals before making full proposals. Usually feedback will be given at the end of the outline stage. Such feedback is designed to help applicants improve the quality of their subsequent full proposal (if invited) to strengthen its competitiveness.