Application timelines - MRC

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.

We highly recommend that you view the important information at the bottom of this page relating to applicant responsibilities for the application process.

MRC has also provided information related to closing, shortlisting and meeting date information for all published MRC researcher-led funding opportunities. Please see the bottom of this page.

Applied global health research board outline

Applied global health research outline 2023

Opening date
1 November 2022
Closing date
16 February 2023
Shortlisting date
April 2023
Meeting dates
November 2023

Applied global health research outline 2022

Opening date
3 May 2022
Closing date
28 July 2022
Shortlisting date
October 2022
Meeting dates
10 to 11 May 2023

Better methods, better research

Better methods, better research Nov 2023

Opening date
29 September 2023
Closing date
8 November 2023
Shortlisting date
April 2024
Meeting dates
8 to 9 May 2024

Better methods, better research Jun 2023

Opening date
5 May 2023
Closing date
14 June 2023
Shortlisting date
October 2023
Meeting dates
22 to 23 November 2023

Better methods, better research Nov 2022

Opening date
30 September 2022
Closing date
9 November 2022
Shortlisting date
20 April 2023
Meeting dates
10 to 11 May 2023

Better methods, better research Jun 2022

Opening date
6 May 2022
Closing date
15 June 2022
Shortlisting date
26 October 2022
Meeting dates
23 to 24 November 2022

Career development award

Career development award Sep 2023

Opening date
4 August 2023
Closing date
13 September 2023
Shortlisting date
February 2024
Meeting dates
March 2024

Career development award Apr 2023

Opening date
24 February 2023
Closing date
19 April 2023
Shortlisting date
September 2023
Meeting dates
October 2023

Career development award Sep 2022

Opening date
5 August 2022
Closing date
14 September 2022
Shortlisting date
February 2023
Meeting dates
22 to 23 March 2023

Career development award Apr 2022

Opening date
25 February 2022
Closing date
20 April 2022
Shortlisting date
September 2022
Meeting dates
19 to 20 October 2022

Clinical academic research partnership

Clinical academic research partnership Nov 2022

Opening date
26 August 2022
Closing date
17 November 2022
Shortlisting date
26 April 2023
Meeting dates
21 to 22 June 2023

Clinical research training fellowship

Clinical research training fellowship Sep 2023

Opening date
21 July 2023
Closing date
6 September 2023
Shortlisting date
February 2024
Meeting dates
March 2024

Clinical research training fellowship Apr 2023

Opening date
11 February 2023
Closing date
5 April 2023
Shortlisting date
October 2023
Meeting dates
15 to 16 November 2023

Clinical research training fellowship Jan 2023

Opening date
14 October 2022
Closing date
11 January 2023
Shortlisting date
May 2023
Meeting dates
13 to 14 June 2023

Clinical research training fellowship Sep 2022

Opening date
22 July 2022
Closing date
7 September 2022
Shortlisting date
February 2023
Meeting dates
2 to 3 March 2023

Clinical research training fellowship Apr 2022

Opening date
11 February 2022
Closing date
6 April 2022
Shortlisting date
October 2022
Meeting dates
15 to 16 November 2022

Clinician scientist fellowship

Clinician scientist fellowship Sep 2023

Opening date
21 July 2023
Closing date
6 September 2023
Shortlisting date
February 2024
Meeting dates
March 2024

Clinician scientist fellowship Apr 2023

Opening date
11 February 2023
Closing date
5 April 2023
Shortlisting date
October 2023
Meeting dates
15 to 16 November 2023

Clinician scientist fellowship Jan 2023

Opening date
14 October 2022
Closing date
11 January 2023
Shortlisting date
May 2023
Meeting dates
13 to 14 June 2023

Clinician scientist fellowship Sep 2022

Opening date
22 July 2022
Closing date
7 September 2022
Shortlisting date
February 2023
Meeting dates
2 to 3 March 2023

Clinician scientist fellowship Apr 2022

Opening date
11 February 2022
Closing date
6 April 2022
Shortlisting date
October 2022
Meeting dates
15 to 16 November 2022

Develop guidance for better research methods

Develop guidance for better research methods Jun 2023

Opening date
5 May 2023
Closing date
7 June 2023
Shortlisting date
23 September 2023
Meeting dates
22 to 23 November 2023

Develop guidance for better research methods Jun 2022

Opening date
6 May 2022
Closing date
8 June 2022
Shortlisting date
26 October 2022
Meeting dates
23 to 24 November 2022

Developmental pathway funding scheme

Developmental pathway funding scheme Nov 2023

Opening date
13 October 2023
Closing date
22 November 2023
Shortlisting date
December 2023
Meeting dates
January 2024

Developmental pathway funding scheme Jul 2023

Opening date
9 June 2023
Closing date
19 July 2023
Shortlisting date
August 2023
Meeting dates
September 2023

Developmental pathway funding scheme Mar 2023

Opening date
6 February 2023
Closing date
22 March 2023
Shortlisting date
April 2023
Meeting dates
17 to 18 May 2023

Developmental pathway funding scheme Nov 2022

Opening date
14 October 2022
Closing date
23 November 2022
Shortlisting date
21 December 2022
Meeting dates
18 to 19 January 2023

Developmental pathway funding scheme Jul 2022

Opening date
10 June 2022
Closing date
20 July 2022
Shortlisting date
16 August 2022
Meeting dates
14 to 15 September 2022

Experimental medicine

Experimental medicine Sep 2023

Opening date
10 July 2023
Closing date
4 October 2023
Shortlisting date
November 2023
Meeting dates
6 to 7 December 2023

Experimental medicine Mar 2023

Opening date
18 January 2023
Closing date
19 April 2023
Shortlisting date
May 2023
Meeting dates
27 to 28 June 2023

Experimental medicine Oct 2022

Opening date
11 July 2022
Closing date
5 October 2022
Shortlisting date
November 2022
Meeting dates
13 to 14 December 2022

Infections and immunity (new investigator, partnership, programme, research)

See the full opportunity details on funding finder (new investigator, partnership, programme, research).

Infections and immunity (new investigator, partnership, programme, research) Sep 2023

Opening date
23 June 2023
Closing date
12 September 2023
Shortlisting date
1 February 2024
Meeting dates
6 to 7 March 2024

Infections and immunity (new investigator, partnership, programme, research) May 2023

Opening date
15 February 2023
Closing date
10 May 2023
Shortlisting date
14 September 2023
Meeting dates
October 2023

Infections and immunity (new investigator, partnership, programme, research) Jan 2023

Opening date
14 October 2022
Closing date
11 January 2023
Shortlisting date
18 May 2023
Meeting dates
20 to 21 June 2023

Infections and immunity (new investigator, partnership, programme, research) Sep 2022

Opening date
24 June 2022
Closing date
13 September 2022
Shortlisting date
1 February 2023
Meeting dates
8 to 9 March 2023

Infections and immunity (new investigator, partnership, programme, research) May 2022

Opening date
16 February 2022
Closing date
11 May 2022
Shortlisting date
15 September 2022
Meeting dates
19 to 20 October 2022

Molecular and cellular medicine (new investigator, partnership, programme, research)

See the full opportunity details on funding finder (new investigator, partnership, programme, research).

Molecular and cellular medicine (new investigator, partnership, programme, research) Sep 2023

Opening date
23 June 2023
Closing date
5 September 2023
Shortlisting date
10 January 2024
Meeting dates
7 to 8 February 2024

Molecular and cellular medicine (new investigator, partnership, programme, research) May 2023

Opening date
15 February 2023
Closing date
3 May 2023
Shortlisting date
7 September 2023
Meeting dates
October 2023

Molecular and cellular medicine (new investigator, partnership, programme, research) Jan 2023

Opening date
14 October 2022
Closing date
10 January 2023
Shortlisting date
4 May 2023
Meeting dates
14 to 15 June 2023

Molecular and cellular medicine (new investigator, partnership, programme, research) Sep 2022

Opening date
24 June 2022
Closing date
6 September 2022
Shortlisting date
10 January 2023
Meeting dates
15 to 16 February 2023

Molecular and cellular medicine (new investigator, partnership, programme, research) May 2022

Opening date
16 February 2022
Closing date
4 May 2022
Shortlisting date
9 September 2022
Meeting dates
11 to 12 October 2022

Neurosciences and mental health (new investigator, partnership, programme, research)

See the full opportunity details on funding finder (new investigator, partnership, programme, research).

Neurosciences and mental health (new investigator, partnership, programme, research) Sep 2023

Opening date
23 June 2023
Closing date
26 September 2023
Shortlisting date
1 February 2024
Meeting dates
12 to 13 March 2024

Neurosciences and mental health (new investigator, partnership, programme, research) May 2023

Opening date
15 February 2023
Closing date
24 May 2023
Shortlisting date
28 September 2023
Meeting dates
November 2023

Neurosciences and mental health (new investigator, partnership, programme, research) Jan 2023

Opening date
14 October 2022
Closing date
25 January 2023
Shortlisting date
18 May 2023
Meeting dates
5 to 6 July 2023

Neurosciences and mental health (new investigator, partnership, programme, research) Sep 2022

Opening date
24 June 2022
Closing date
27 September 2022
Shortlisting date
2 February 2023
Meeting dates
15 to 16 March 2023

Neurosciences and mental health (new investigator, partnership, programme, research) May 2022

Opening date
16 February 2022
Closing date
25 May 2022
Shortlisting date
29 September 2022
Meeting dates
9 to 10 November 2022

Population and systems medicine (new investigator, partnership, programme, research)

See the full opportunity details on funding finder (new investigator, partnership, programme, research).

Population and systems medicine (new investigator, partnership, programme, research) Sep 2023

Opening date
23 June 2023
Closing date
19 September 2023
Shortlisting date
25 January 2024
Meeting dates
6 to 7 March 2024

Population and systems medicine (new investigator, partnership, programme, research) May 2023

Opening date
15 February 2023
Closing date
17 May 2023
Shortlisting date
20 September 2023
Meeting dates
October 2023

Population and systems medicine (new investigator, partnership, programme, research) Jan 2023

Opening date
14 October 2022
Closing date
19 January 2023
Shortlisting date
17 May 2023
Meeting dates
28 to 29 June 2023

Population and systems medicine (new investigator, partnership, programme, research) Sep 2022

Opening date
24 June 2022
Closing date
20 September 2022
Shortlisting date
25 January 2023
Meeting dates
8 to 9 March 2023

Population and systems medicine (new investigator, partnership, programme, research) May 2022

Opening date
16 February 2022
Closing date
18 May 2022
Shortlisting date
21 September 2022
Meeting dates
2 to 3 November 2022

Public health intervention development

Public health intervention development Sep 2022

Opening date
15 July 2022
Closing date
15 September 2022
Shortlisting date
Not applicable
Meeting dates
November 2022

Senior clinical fellowship

Senior clinical fellowship Apr 2023

Opening date
24 February 2023
Closing date
19 April 2023
Shortlisting date
October 2023
Meeting dates
15 to 16 November 2023

Senior clinical fellowship Apr 2022

Opening date
11 February 2022
Closing date
6 April 2022
Shortlisting date
October 2022
Meeting dates
15 to 16 November 2022

Senior non-clinical fellowships

Senior non-clinical fellowships Sep 2023

Opening date
4 August 2023
Closing date
13 September 2023
Shortlisting date
February 2024
Meeting dates
March 2024

Senior non-clinical fellowships Apr 2023

Opening date
24 February 2023
Closing date
19 April 2023
Shortlisting date
September 2023
Meeting dates
October 2023

Senior non-clinical fellowships Sep 2022

Opening date
5 August 2022
Closing date
14 September 2022
Shortlisting date
February 2023
Meeting dates
March 2023

Senior non-clinical fellowships Apr 2022

Opening date
25 February 2022
Closing date
20 April 2022
Shortlisting date
September 2022
Meeting dates
19 to 20 October 2022

Transition support for MRC intermediate fellows

Transition support for MRC intermediate fellows

Opening date
1 September 2022
Closing date
13 October 2022
Shortlisting date
Not applicable
Meeting dates
22 February 2023

Call closing date

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that:

  • they apply to the correct MRC funding opportunity
  • their application is submitted with adequate time to allow their research organisation to undertake all the necessary checks
  • the host research organisation completes the final submission of the application before the date and time advertised within the funding finder opportunity.

MRC reserves the right to reject any application that has been submitted to the incorrect MRC call.

Late applications will not be considered.

Funding opportunity guidance

The applicant must firstly check if MRC has provided call specific guidance for the opportunity they intend to submit to. If call guidance is provided by MRC, then the applicant must read and understand the guidance before they start their application.

The applicant should also refer to the MRC guidance for applicants at all times during the application and submission process.

Shortlisting dates

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

Please do not contact MRC for a decision regarding an MRC application. MRC will notify all applicants by email with the outcome of their application as soon as operationally possible after the shortlisting meeting has concluded.

Meeting dates

Following the conclusion of the funding decision meeting, MRC will endeavour to inform each applicant of the funding decision by email (funded and unfunded), within 10 working days.

Contact details

Should you have any questions regarding the correctness of any information published within this MRC timelines page, or you experience any difficulties navigating, please email: rfpd@mrc.ukri.org and we will be happy to help resolve issues related to our published content or page navigation.

The Research Funding Policy and Delivery (RFPD) team will provide a response to your email query within 10 working days.

Please do not email RFPD to request progress of a submitted proposal, as we are unable to provide this information.

Last updated: 12 September 2022

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