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
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
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: 1 April 2022