This is a detailed list of all our councils’ themes, research areas, programmes and priorities. You can find what we are investing in and what resources you can access.
To understand our overarching objectives and future plans, see the UKRI strategic themes and council delivery plans.
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Research in mathematical sciences is key for the advancement of all areas of science and technology, and a vital area of science in itself. Our aim is to sustain core research capability, while promoting transformative and cross-disciplinary research that has the potential for significant impact.
MRC funds infrastructure and supports research into the ongoing development of medical imaging, in particular within the areas of neuroscience, cancer, and the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
Research into medical imaging instruments and signals for therapeutic, monitoring and diagnostic purposes. This research area includes instrumentation, image visualisation and image interpretation.
MRC supports world-class mental health research, creating new opportunities to treat and prevent mental health illness, such as anxiety and depression, which are estimated to affect around one in six people at any time in the UK.
This area supports research into the role of the microbiome in the maintenance of health and the development of disease. We encourage a wide range of projects, from mechanistic studies through to more translational approaches that support the development of new health interventions.
This research area focuses on electronic devices for processing information, including new applications, new materials and the integration of novel technologies into electronic components.
Research into all aspects of microelectronics design, from the development of novel designs to research into design tools, processes and design automation.
Microsystems is a broad spectrum of underpinning micro-engineering research aimed at developing novel miniaturised micro-structured devices.
The Mindset programme aims to grow the UK’s nascent immersive digital mental health sector by:
This programme will take an interdisciplinary approach to funding research that aims to use local, cultural, and natural assets and activities to support improvements in health inequalities in the UK.
It is supported by a partnership with the National Centre for Creative Health (NCCH) and will fund projects in three phases.
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