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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These investments support and fund cross-discipline research activities that will address the biological, medical, social and economic aspects of addiction and substance misuse.
The aim of this programme is to support and fund research that examines how mental health problems emerge in young people, what makes some more susceptible or resilient than others, and how we can intervene early to promote positive mental health and wellbeing.
MRC’s Adolescent Health Study (AHS) will be a new longitudinal population study and data platform. It will focus on the critical biological and social developments that occur during adolescence.
AHS will aim to recruit and retain around 100,000 young people, aged eight to 18 at enrolment, and will follow their health and wellbeing for a period of 10 years. Recruitment will take place predominantly through schools.
The vision is to stimulate an exponential increase in research to understand health trajectories and outcomes for young people, with a key focus on health equity.
The aim of this area of investment is to fund innovative applied research to improve adolescent health in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
The aim of this programme is to deliver a consortium-based platform of national scale that will break through the complexity of pain and reveal potential new treatment approaches to address a wide spectrum of chronic and debilitating clinical conditions.
The aim of this programme is to support and enable UK researchers to carry out unique research, in collaboration with colleagues around the world, to improve our understanding of antimicrobial resistance.
MRC supports and funds research into autism, focusing on early life stages and on the potential for early intervention.
The aim of Better Methods, Better Research (BMBR) is to ensure optimal research methods are being used to advance biomedical, health and care focused research, policy and delivery. Funding is available for research that develops and delivers ways to improve the research methods being used by others.
The aim of this investment area is to harness, with public trust, the power of data resources and tools to gain new health and wellbeing insights. This will enable biomedical and health research on a scale not previously possible, leading to transformational advances in medicine and public health.
Accelerate the green economy by supporting research and innovation that unlock solutions essential to achieving net zero in the UK by 2050.
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