Research grant - MRC


How to apply

Check which of the MRC’s four research boards awards grants in your scientific area and check its application deadlines dates.

Please select the appropriate link below to read each research board’s remit and scope. Each page also contains details of the science area for each programme manager and their email contact information:

Infections and Immunity
Molecular and Cellular Medicine
Neurosciences and Mental Health
Population and Systems Medicine.

If you are unsure who to contact, please contact our research funding policy and delivery (RFPD) team:


Telephone: 01793 416 440

You may also wish to look through our highlight notices to see if your proposed research falls within any of the MRC’s scientific priority areas and if so to highlight this in your proposal.

Read the MRC guidance for applicants, which will guide you through preparing a proposal, including eligibility, case for support, costing your proposal and any ethical and regulatory requirements that may apply to the research. Please also ensure that you read the terms and conditions governing MRC grants.

Your completed proposal must be submitted through the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system.

To ensure that your application reaches us in time, please give your administrative department at least two weeks’ notice of your application and the MRC research board deadline date.

Application deadlines are usually in January, May and September. All proposals are assessed by external experts before they are considered by the MRC research boards at their meetings in May or June, October or November and February or March.

Your proposal must be submitted through Je-S by 4pm on the relevant research board’s deadline date.

Last updated: 31 January 2023

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