Developing people and skills – MRC

Funding for biomedical research and innovation

Learn about funding options for biomedical researchers and innovators at each career stage


Find out what fellowships MRC funds, what expectations come with them, and what opportunities are available for MRC fellows

Skills and experience needed to win support

What you need to demonstrate in order to be considered suitable for a funding scheme

Support available to become an independent investigator

How MRC helps postdoctoral researchers become independent investigators

MRC studentships

Types of MRC studentships, eligibility criteria and amounts for stipends and allowances

Career development opportunities for current MRC students

Get valuable work experience or recognition for your work

Biomedical career profiles

Read about the careers of established biomedical researchers

Biomedical research roles and career pathways

Explore career pathways in biomedical research and learn about roles in research and innovation

MRC flexible working practices

How MRC supports flexible working patterns and supports researchers’ time off for a career break, maternity or paternity leave and more

The secrets of good science writing

Tips from former judges of the Max Perutz Science Writing Award on how to communicate your ideas clearly and effectively

Doctoral training partnership (DTP)

Find out what DTPs MRC funds, allocations, and what opportunities are available

MRC Board and Panel Observer Scheme

MRC Board and Panel Observer Scheme and underneath be apply to observe a Medical Research Council (MRC) board or panel meeting

MRC Board and Panel Associates Scheme

Apply to gain experience of peer review, serve on an MRC funding board or panel and benefit from mentorship as part of a two-year programme

MRC awards and recognition

We have a portfolio of prizes recognising excellence at different career stages

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