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Guidance for applicants

Impact of Coronavirus on UKRI-supported research

Important note: For data analysis purposes, we ask that applicants do not include the words ‘Cov-19’, ‘Covid-19’ or ‘Coronavirus’ in the Lay Summary, Technical Summary or Title sections unless the application relates to proposed research in this area.

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

You may like to watch our video on generating ideas for your research, selecting the right funder, and application process tips. You may also like to read our blog post on Funding decisions: insider insights.

Fellowship Applications: 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@je-s.ukri.org or 01793 444164.

A PDF of complete Guidance for applicants (PDF, 897KB) is available.