6.2 Stage 2: Full application
If you are successful at Stage 1, you will be invited to submit a full application. All full applications must be made online, after you have completed your expression of interest, and been told which pathway you should apply for. You should read this guidance and think about what you want to say in your application, before you start filling in the form itself. We recommend you complete the full application form at your own pace outside of the online form, and share your drafts with colleagues, before deciding to submit your application to us.
We assess all applications on a rolling monthly cycle. We may contact you by phone to discuss the details of your application, and may even request that a member of our Investment Panel visits your organisation, and to meet you and your colleagues. In some cases, we may invite you and your nominated practitioner to attend an Investment Panel meeting to discuss your application. These meetings are held in Manchester with the option to attend by conference call. We will decide by no later than the next Investment Panel meeting, so the whole application process should take between four to eight weeks to complete.