How we review applications

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We use national and international scientific experts to assess the quality of research proposals.




Peer review ensures proposals received by the Medical Research Foundation for research funding are scruitinised by independent scientific experts who specialise in the areas of science covered in the proposal. Specially convened expert panels assess proposals, drawing on external peer reviewers’ comments and make funding recommendations to the MRF’s Board of Trustees.


Eligibility criteria in the funding calls are based on the MRF’s funding strategy and focus, and also reflect our donors’ wishes. Each competition will have its own assessment criteria which will be made available to all applicants.