Medical Research Council (MRC)

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



Funding opportunities

Cell and oligonucleotide therapy fellowship with AstraZeneca

Apply for a fellowship to explore your own research ideas and develop links with industry, including secondments, training and mentorship.

Your research project should support the development of cell and oligonucleotide therapies.

You must have a PhD, or equivalent higher research degree, by the start of the fellowship.

This opportunity is open to both clinical and non-clinical researchers.

Developmental pathway funding scheme

Apply for funding to develop and test novel therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics and other interventions.

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

Your project should focus on at least one of the following stages of development:

  • early development and design
  • pre-clinical testing
  • early-phase clinical studies and trials (up to phase 2a).


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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