Skills & careers

Skills & careers

Aim four of the MRC’s current strategic plan Research Changes Lives 2014 - 2019 focuses on ‘supporting scientists’. At any one time, the MRC supports about 5,000 people across a range of career stages via studentships, fellowships and grants, and through investments at universities, centres, institutes and units.

How MRC Support Research Careers

Overview of research careers

See MRC fellowships and studentships for more information on our support mechanisms.

Explore your career options

Interactive career framework

Interactive career framework
The interactive career framework is an online resource giving information on possible options for careers and funding in biomedical research. 

(We recommend using this version via a desktop computer)


We support 1,900 PhD students at any one time. Here we give full information on how you can become one of them. ‚Äč

Career profiles & support

  • Career profiles
    Read about researchers and MRC employees who have gone on to have careers outside of research.
  • Additional career support
    Find fellows at your institution, read about our flexible working policies and 12 top tips for writing a grant application.