MRC awards and recognition

MRC has a portfolio of prizes open to individuals and teams at different points in their research careers.

MRC Impact Prize

The MRC Impact Prize recognises outstanding contributions in the following three areas:

  • Open Science Impact
  • Outstanding Team Impact
  • Early Career Impact.

Prizes are open to a mix of individuals and teams. Winners receive an award of up to £20,000.

MRC Millennium Medal

Open to individuals at a senior level, the MRC Millennium Medal specially created by the Royal Mint is awarded for outstanding contributions towards MRC’s mission to improve human health through world-class medical research.

Nominees should demonstrate:

  • scientific excellence and outstanding impacts
  • a commitment to improving the wider research environment and culture.

MRC Max Perutz Award

Aiming to support the career development of current MRC PhD students, the MRC Max Perutz Award encourages and recognises outstanding science communication. The award is open to individuals. To enter, students need to tell a non-scientific audience why their area of research matters.

The five shortlisted students are invited to an award ceremony. Cash prizes range from £375 to £1,500.

Last updated: 12 June 2024

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