Medical Research Council (MRC)

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




Funding opportunities

Pre-announcement: funding for early stage development of new healthcare interventions

Apply for funding to the Developmental Pathway Gap Fund (DPGF), to generate critical preliminary data to build confidence in the development strategy for a new medicine, medical device, diagnostic test, or other medical intervention development.

You must be based at a research organisation eligible for Medical Research Council (MRC) funding.

Pre-announcement: UK Japan Engineering Biology for Novel Therapies and Diagnostics Research Collaboration

Apply for funding to work with researchers in Japan in the field of engineering biology for novel therapies and diagnostics research. We are looking for internationally competitive, full-scale collaborative and innovative partnerships.

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

You must submit a parallel joint application.


Medical Research Council (MRC)
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Networking event: infectious diseases relevant to Southeast Asia

20 February 2024 to 22 February 2024

Bangkok, Thailand

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