What happens after the panel?

The panel will have produced a ranked list of all the proposals under consideration. The appropriate EPSRC programme manager then uses this list to decide how many of the proposals they can support with the available funding. Once the ranked list and financial cut-off point have been confirmed and agreed by the panel chair, decision letters are prepared and sent to applicants.

Investigators whose applications fail to secure support receive:

  • A standard reject or invited resubmission letter
  • Copies of all reviewers' comments
  • In exceptional cases, panel feedback

Applicants successful in obtaining funding receive:

  • Grant announcement details
  • Copies of all reviewers' comments
  • In exceptional cases, panel feedback

Introducer report forms are not sent to applicants and panel comments are not attributed to individual panel members. However, they may be used to help provide feedback to the applicant when requested by the panel.

Panel membership will be published on Grants on the Web (GoW) one month after the date of the panel meeting.

Occasionally applicants seek information from panel members on the progress or success of their proposal. Panel members should refer all such queries to the EPSRC.