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in universities and hospitals, in our own units, centres and institutes in the UK,
and in our units in Africa.

Important announcement  |   Due to a central London fire on 1 April, telephone communication with our London head office is currently limited.


Updated RCUK guidance for funding applications involving animal research

14 April 2015

Funders and the peer review process have an important role in assessing the validity, necessity and justification of research grant proposals in relation to the funding body’s research strategy and ethical framework.

Medical Research Council affected by central London fire

7 April 2015

A fire in central London on 1 April is causing the Medical Research Council a number of problems.

Building on the success of brain research

1 April 2015

A new MRC university unit has opened in Oxford, building on the success of the MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit at the University of Oxford which has closed after 30 years of world leading research on the complex networks of the brain.

FUNDING: Science areas

Researchers can apply for MRC grant funding at any time.


Experimental Medicine Challenge Grants launched

The MRC has launched round three of the Experimental Medicine Challenge Grants funding scheme to stimulate ambitious programmes of disease research conducted in human participants.

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