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 RFPD@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk or 01793 416440.
For Je-S system issues contact JeSHelp@rcuk.ac.uk or 01793 444164.
A PDF of complete Guidance for applicants (PDF, 859KB) is available.
v17.1 January 2017
Update: Guidance on duration of employment moved to Section 1.3 Applicants
Update: Guidance on multiple applications and resubmissions updated to clarify MRC’s position
New: Preprints may be included in publication lists (sections 2.2.2 and 2.2.3)