Technical Summary

Note: This Summary will be published on publicly available sites should the project be funded. Please ensure confidential information is not included in this Summary.

Please see the following links for details of individual Council requirements for the Technical Summary:


BBSRC specific guidance


Provide a brief technical summary of the work proposed (including the main objectives of the work and the main methods to be adopted). 

This field must be completed using:


MRC specific guidance


Sharing information and knowledge about MRC's research portfolio is central to the Council's mission, and consequently summary information including the technical summary for successful applications are published. It is recognised that often researchers wish to keep cutting edge work confidential and that other work may be controversial or have the potential to attract unwelcome publicity. Please do take this into account when preparing your technical summary. If you do include information on the use of animals, please be aware that the information - including your name and institution - will be freely available to all external users.


Technical Summary: Entries in this field shall not exceed 2000 characters, but must include the research objectives, such as plans for methodology, including experimental design, (e.g. randomised or controlled trials, the tissues and cells used, animal species need not be specified). Information on the application and exploitation of the research results is required, as are details on the proposed techniques and approaches, (e.g. ion currents, relaxation times, yearly survival rates and quality of life).


Expectation is that the applicant will provide a more in-depth technical summary, which will allow selected reviewers to comment on the proposal, when they have some (but not expert),  knowledge of the area of science involved.

NC3Rs specific guidance

Technical summary: The NC3Rs publishes the abstracts from its funded grants on the NC3Rs website. Please provide a scientific abstract in the “Technical Summary” field that will be suitable for web publication if an award is made.