UKRI publishes information about the funding decisions made by research council boards and panels.
This lets you find out how a grant application did compared with other applications assessed at the same board or panel meeting. It can also inform an organisation’s grant application activity and help improve the quality of applications.
MRC usually publishes outcomes within four weeks of a meeting, but it can sometimes take longer.
Applications rejected after a triage or shortlisting meeting are not discussed in board or panel meetings. These applications are not included in board and panel outcomes.
Further details about an awarded grant are published on Gateway to Research once the grant has started.
Frequently applied for opportunities (outcomes from 2017)
Other opportunities (outcomes from 2017)
Outcomes before 2017
How we score applications
The scoring structure for boards and panels is from one to ten with ten being the best. It’s used for all types of MRC applications at all review meetings.
Applications are listed in numerical order within blocks according to median score groups and funding decision. Median scores of six and above are considered fundable.
The funding cut-off is dependent on the available budget at any given meeting.
Comparing funding cut-off points
We make funding decisions in circumstances unique to each panel meeting. You should not compare the funding cut-off points made in different meetings. We cannot consider challenges to, or enquiries about, decisions based on these comparisons.
You must wait for official confirmation before making any commitments against your award.
Last updated: 7 November 2023