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


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: 23 June 2022

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