Medical Research Council (MRC)

The mission of Medical Research Council (MRC), which is part of UKRI, is to improve human health through world-class medical research, from discovery science to translational and clinical research and preventive medicine. Working across sectors and disciplines, MRC funding catalyses new discoveries, accelerates innovation and facilitates the development of new interventions to treat and prevent disease and to advance health for societal and economic benefit.

Training, motivating and developing people in their research careers has long been central to MRC’s mission. A highly skilled research base and mobility between academia, clinical practice and industry are essential to the UK’s continued leadership in medical research. We are committed to funding outstanding individuals to perform ground-breaking research, regardless of where they work.