A crucial part of the Medical Research Council’s (MRC) mission is to promote dialogue about medical research with the public who fund it. We encourage MRC-funded scientists to engage the public in their research.
The MRC public engagement seed funding aims to support MRC-funded scientists in piloting new activities or to take advantage of unexpected engagement opportunities. Applications are typically for between a few hundred and £5,000, with a maximum limit of £10,000. To apply, please complete the MRC public engagement seed funding application form.
You can also apply for the Medical Research Foundation’s Changing policy and practice award.
For a comprehensive list of funding sources, visit the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement
Contact our public engagement team for more information or support:
Taking part in medical research
You can support research by being a donor, joining trials or sharing health information
Insights from public attitude studies
An overview of studies MRC has participated in revealing attitudes about medical research
Medical Research Foundation
MRC's charitable foundation funds research that changes people’s lives