Funding

International and global health research

International Research

The aim of the MRC’s International research is to provide international leadership in partnerships which enhance the competitiveness of the UK knowledge and health base and to influence the international research agenda. The MRC also represents the UK on the governing bodies of international biomedical research organisations ensuring UK scientists have access to.

Global Health

The aim of the MRC’s global health research is to support work addressing health inequalities, particularly those arising in developing countries. The MRC supports global health research in a number of ways:

  • through our units, institutes, and centres; grants; fellowships including increasing support for Global Health research in response mode
  • through strategic partnerships with other funders for impact in health research
  • through working with other research councils to fund multidisciplinary research into global health areas
For more information about MRC's Global Health research and International activities please contact international@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk 

Global Health funding partnerships

Information about our partnerships, including Joint global health trials, Joint health systems research initiative, African Research Leader scheme and more.

Global Challenges Research Fund

Includes information on the scheme, latest calls and links to collaborative bodies.

International subscriptions and partnerships

Find out about the international biomedical research organisations we represent for the UK and fund on behalf of the UK and bilateral agreements with overseas research funding agencies.