Our research

Population and public health sciences

UKPRP - Initiative Launch

An alliance of research funders including charities, Research Councils and the UK Health Departments are pooling resources to support the UKPRP, a new initiative in prevention research.  A funding call will follow later in 2017.

Remit and scope

Population health sciences (PHS) are concerned with the study of biological and environmental influences on the physical and mental health and wellbeing of populations. 

Funding opportunities

The MRC funds population health sciences (PHS) through boards and panels, centres and units, strategic skills fellowships, multi-funder partnerships and strategic initiatives, and support global health research through our units, grants, fellowships and partnerships with other funders.

Science we support

We support population health sciences through our Units and centres, partnership initiatives with other funders and networks.

Population health sciences resources

Population cohorts, Research Data Gateway, Cohorts and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources (CLOSER), data sharing policy and the Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research.