Board and panel outcomes – MRC

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

Better methods better research (previously known as methodology research panel), 2017 to 2021

Developmental pathway funding scheme, 2017 to 2021

Career development award and senior non-clinical fellowships, 2017 to 2019 and 2021

Clinical academic research partnerships, 2019 to 2021

Clinical research training fellowship, 2017 to 2020

Clinician scientist fellowship, 2017 to 2020

Experimental medicine, 2021

Infections and immunity board, 2017 to 2020

Molecular and cellular medicine board, 2017 to 2020

Neurosciences and mental health board, 2017 to 2020

Population and systems medicine board, 2017 to 2020

Public health intervention development scheme, 2017 to 2019

Senior clinical fellowships, 2018 to 2020

Transition support fellowships, 2021

Develop guidance for better research methods, 2021

Other opportunities

Advanced Pain Open Data Platform

African research leaders, 2016-18 and 2018

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), 2017 to 2018

AstraZeneca UCB Discovery, 2018

Capital tissue banking, 2017

Child and adolescent mental health, 2017 and 2020

Fund for international collaboration (FIC), 2019 to 2020

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), 2017 and 2019

Immune-mediated inflammatory diseases, 2019

Industry asset sharing, 2017

Innovation hubs for gene therapies

Mental health data hub

Multimorbidity, 2020

Newton fund, 2018 to 2019

MRC-NIH awards in neurodegeneration, 2018

Pump priming awards for preliminary research using International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) knockout mice, 2017

Regenerative medicine research committee, 2017 to 2019

Self harm and eating disorders, 2018

Skills development fellowships, 2017

Technology touching life networks, 2018

Therapeutic target validation in mental health, 2018-19

Transition support fellowships pilot, 2019

Outcomes before 2017

Find MRC board and panel outcomes before 2017 on the UK Government Web Archive.

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: 8 June 2022

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