Funding Panel members are appointed in a personal capacity for three years, with the possibility of a further one or two years extension. A full list of current members and when their term ends is given below.
We receive proposals from a wide range of disciplines. Additional members may be co-opted to each Panel, for one year, if additional expertise is required.
Assessment procedure | Declarations of interest | Grant Assessment Panel | Studentship Assessment Panel | Training Fellowship Assessment Panel | Skills and Knowledge Transfer Assessment Panel | Strategic Awards
Peer review generally consists of a two stage process:
- Applications are assessed by independent, national and international, scientfic experts who consider the viability, scientific quality, cost-effectiveness and likely 3Rs impact of the proposal.
- The Panel assesses applications. During the meeting, proposals are discussed and scored by each member against the scoring critera, assessing both scientifc quality and 3Rs impact, and taking into consideration the referees' scores and comments, the response to reviewers' comments and Panel members' opinions. At the end of the meeting applications are grouped according to the Panel's median score for the proposal. This is used as a basis for further discussion, which may take into account strategic priorities, prior to reaching final funding decisions.
For small investments or outline proposals, assessment is normally by a Panel only.
Funding Panel members are required to declare any private, professional or commercial interests that might, or that might be perceived to, conflict with the NC3Rs interests as detailed in the declaration of interests policy.
Assesses project grant applications.
|Member Name||Institution||Term Ends|
|Professor Christopher George||Swansea University||2022|
|Professor Michael Bonsall||University of Oxford||2021|
|Dr Derek Brazil||Queen's University Belfast||2022|
|Professor Oliver Burman||University of Lincoln||2021|
|Professor Jon Martin Collinson||University of Aberdeen||2021|
|Dr Darren Dahly||University College Cork, Ireland||2022|
|Dr Manolis Fanto||King's College London||2021|
|Professor Marta García-Fiñana||University of Liverpool||2022|
|Professor Felicity Gavins||Brunel University London||2022|
|Professor Claire Gibson||University of Nottingham||2020|
|Professor Robert Hindges||King's College London||2021|
|Professor Colin Johnson||University of Leeds||2022|
|Dr John Kendrick||Covance Ltd||2021|
|Professor Paul Langford||Imperial College London||2022|
|Dr Pietro Mastroeni||University of Cambridge||2022|
|Dr Thomas Matheson||University of Leicester||2020|
|Dr Amritpal Mudher||University of Southampton||2022|
|Dr Patricia Muller||CRUK Institute, University of Manchester||2022|
|Dr Stefano Pluchino||University of Cambridge||2020|
|Dr Lynne Sneddon||University of Liverpool||2020|
|Dr Helen Wheadon||University of Glasgow||2021|
|Professor Jeanette Woolard||University of Nottingham||2021|
|Co-opted to the Outline meeting|
|Professor Amir Ghaemmaghami||University of Nottingham||2020|
|Professor Richard Oreffo||University of Southampton||2020|
Assesses PhD studentship applications.
|Professor Paul Garside (Chair)||University of Glasgow||2021|
|Dr Yassine Amrani||University of Leicester||2022|
|Dr Jeff Barclay||University of Liverpool||2021|
|Dr William Brackenbury||University of York||2022|
|Professor Andrew Furley||University of Sheffield||2021|
|Professor Amir Ghaemmaghami||University of Nottingham||2021|
|Professor Anne Graham||University of Bradford||2020|
|Dr Helinor Johnston||Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh||2020|
|Dr Pablo Lamata||King’s College London||2020|
|Professor Patrick Lewis||Royal Veterinary College||2022|
|Dr Lisa Lione||University of Hertfordshire||2021|
|Dr Melanie Madhani||University of Birmingham||2022|
|Professor Cathy Merry||University of Nottingham||2022|
|Professor Craig Murdoch||University of Sheffield||2020|
|Dr Munitta Muthana||University of Sheffield||2022|
|Dr Daniel Neill||University of Liverpool||2021|
|Dr Tracey Newman||University of Southampton||2022|
|Dr Arjuna Ratnayaka||University of Southampton||2022|
|Professor Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova||University of Exeter||2021|
|Dr Stephen White||Manchester Metropolitan University||2021|
|Co-opted to the 2020 meeting|
|Professor Tim Hardingham||University of Manchester||2020|
Assesses proposals submitted to the Training Fellowship scheme.
|Professor Lucy Walker (Chair)||University College London||2020|
|Dr Emma Blain||Cardiff University||2022|
|Dr Patricia Lalor||University of Birmingham||2021|
|Professor Robin May||University of Birmingham||2020|
|Dr Manasi Nandi||King's College London||2022|
|Professor Neil Vargesson||University of Aberdeen||2021|
|Co-opted to the 2020 meeting|
|Professor Stuart Allan||University of Manchester||2020|
|Professor Lyle Armstrong||Newcastle University||2020|
|Professor Robert Clarke||University of Manchester||2020|
|Professor Paul Evans||University of Sheffield||2020|
Assesses proposals submitted to the Skills and Knowledge Transfer grant scheme.
|Professor Chris Denning (Chair)||University of Nottingham||2020|
|Professor Mark Chambers||University of Surrey||2021|
|Dr Dominic Corkhill||AstraZeneca||2021|
|Dr Jason Rihel||University College London||2021|
|Dr Sally Robinson||AstraZeneca||2021|
|Dr Jane Sosabowski||Queen Mary, University of London||2021|
|Co-opted Panel members|
|Dr Clare Davies||University of Birmingham||2020|
|Dr Hassan Rashidi||University College London||2020|
An assessment Panel is convened for each strategic call. Membership of the Panel is dependent on the strategic focus of each call. A list of Panel members can be found on each strategic award webpage.