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 (outcomes from 2017)

Applied global health research board

Better methods better research (previously known as methodology research panel)

Career development award and senior non-clinical fellowships

Clinical academic research partnerships

Clinical research training fellowship

Clinician scientist fellowship

Developmental pathway funding scheme

Developmental Pathway Gap Fund

Experimental medicine

Infections and immunity board

Molecular and cellular medicine board

Neurosciences and mental health board

Population and systems medicine board

Public health intervention development scheme

Senior clinical fellowships

Transition support fellowships

Develop guidance for better research methods

Other opportunities (outcomes from 2017)

Advanced Pain Open Data Platform

African research leaders

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

AstraZeneca-Medical Research Council industry partnerships for academic clinicians

AstraZeneca UCB Discovery

Capital tissue banking

Child and adolescent mental health

Fund for international collaboration (FIC)

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)

Immune-mediated inflammatory diseases

Industry asset sharing

Innovation hubs for gene therapies

Mental health data hub


Newton fund

MRC-NIH awards in neurodegeneration

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

Regenerative medicine research committee

Self harm and eating disorders

Skills development fellowships

Technology touching life networks

Therapeutic target validation in mental health

Transition support fellowships pilot

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: 9 April 2024

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