Medical Research Council (MRC)

MRC funds research at the forefront of science to prevent illness, develop therapies and improve human health.



Funding opportunities

Enhance living and post-mortem human nervous tissue resources

Apply for funding to establish a national human nervous tissue sample resource.

This will be a pilot to enable researchers to access living and post-mortem nervous tissue.

The resource should support neuroscience and mental health research.

You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for MRC funding.

Build a network to promote academic engagement with catapults

Apply for funding to build a network that will:

  • encourage engagement between academia and the catapult centres
  • deliver the Researchers in Residence awards.

You must:

  • be a UK resident
  • be based at an eligible research organisation
  • have experience of running large centres or networks.


Medical Research Council (MRC)
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Changes to MRC's website

Following the move of MRC funding opportunities and news to the UKRI website, this summer we are starting to move more of MRC’s web content to the new integrated site.

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