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)
Developmental pathway funding scheme
Career development award and senior non-clinical fellowships
Clinical academic research partnerships
Clinical research training fellowship
Clinician scientist fellowship
Molecular and cellular medicine board
Neurosciences and mental health board
Population and systems medicine board
Public health intervention development scheme
Transition support fellowships
Develop guidance for better research methods
Other opportunities (outcomes from 2017)
Advanced Pain Open Data Platform
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
Child and adolescent mental health
Fund for international collaboration (FIC)
Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)
Immune-mediated inflammatory diseases
Innovation hubs for gene therapies
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: 7 March 2023