Guidance for applicants

This guidance is aimed at helping applicants through the process of completing an application for the MRC research boards.

You may also like to watch our video on generating ideas for your research, selecting the right funder, and application process tips.

For guidance on fellowship applications please see our guidance for fellowship applicants.

Please note: All applicants should consult the team responsible for proposal submissions at their Research Organisation to confirm how much time they will need to process the application and complete the submission process.

For general MRC policy and eligibility questions contact or 01793 416440.

For Je-S system issues contact or 01793 444164.

A PDF of complete Guidance for applicants (PDF, 694KB) is available. 

6. Applicants guidance update history

v16.2 – March 2016

Update: Worked examples of justifications for experimental design and animal numbers in grant applications now available to download (section 4.1.3)

Update: As of 1 April 2016 the upper equipment threshold will change from £134,011 (£111,676 ex VAT) to £138k (£115k ex VAT)