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 Science Writing Award

Aiming to support the career development of current MRC PhD students, the MRC Max Perutz Science Writing Award encourages and recognises outstanding written communication. The award is open to individuals.

The 10 shortlisted students are invited to a science writing masterclass and award ceremony. Prizes range from £250 to £1,500, and the winning article is published in The Observer.

Last updated: 28 April 2022

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