Overview of MRC review process
Peer review is the cornerstone of the work of the MRC as it identifies the grants and fellowships to fund. Proposals for funding are taken through an assessment process described below.
The peer review process for centres, units and institutes follows the same principles but has a slightly different process. See What are Institutes, Units and Centres? for more information.
All researchers supported by the MRC are expected to participate in peer review.
The RCUK Peer Review Framework describes how peer review is used in assessing applications, making funding decisions and also outlines the approach taken by the research councils in responding to requests for information about the assessment process.
Animation of the MRC peer review process
Flow diagram showing normal peer review process
Details of all MRC awards are available here.