2. What to include in your application - MRC


2.4 Application checking – common reasons for returning applications to research offices

Common reasons for returning applications to research offices:

  • attachments over permitted page length – for example CV, publication list, case for support, justification of resources
  • CV and publications uploaded as one attachment
  • missing CV for researcher named on grant
  • letter of support not dated
  • letter of support not signed
  • letter of support for human tissue use not provided – see ethics and approvals section
  • publishing or open access cost requested
  • equipment costs requested at 100% – with no justification
  • equipment broken down into component parts to avoid £10,000 limit
  • unauthorised attachments – for example Gantt chart in separate document rather than in case for support
  • track changes on document
  • insufficient animal use justification
  • NIRG RO letter of support does not include salary details
  • NIRG CV not on template
  • MICA heads of terms or MICA form missing.

Last updated: 17 August 2021

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