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.
Public engagement seed funding
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.
Please note this funding scheme is now closed, to allow us to review and investigate alternative funding mechanisms for public engagement.
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.