Remit, programmes and priorities - MRC


Areas we fund

Medical Research Council (MRC) supports research in the following areas:

You can also find out more about who we fund, the facilities and resources we invest in, our international partnerships.

Check if your research is within MRC’s remit

Before making a research proposal, you can contact MRC to ask if your research is within its remit. It’s a good idea to do this if your research is interdisciplinary or not clearly within MRC’s research areas.

Ask a question about MRC’s remit

Research funding policy and delivery team


Telephone: 01793 416440

We aim to respond within five working days.

You might also want to consider how your research contributes to MRC’s research portfolio and priorities.

Last updated: 26 January 2022

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