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MRC Festival: Information for organisers

The MRC Festival of Medical Research takes place between 14-24 June 2018.

£500 prize for the winner of the MRC Festival Zone - apply by 16 April

School students can ASK you, our MRC-funded researchers and support staff, about medical science and your research/work in the online MRC Festival Zone. Being online gives time to refine answers, with live CHATs picking up the pace!

School students VOTE over the period 4-29 June 2018, with a prize of £500 for the winner to be spent on further public engagement.

You'll develop your communication skills and gain fresh perspectives on your work, while showing students the breadth and relevance of MRC-funded research.  Apply today!

MRC-funded units, centres and institutes will be showcasing and discussing their work through events and activities around the UK and beyond during the MRC Festival.


Our MRC Festival objectives are:

  • To engage the MRC community to increase understanding of the MRC’s strategic aims and their own contribution to these
  • To build trust in medical research by sharing MRC-funded research with others
  • To increase awareness and understanding of the benefits of medical research to society

Useful links

If you're interested in running an activity or for more information email the MRC Festival

If you would like to apply for funding click here for our public engagement funding page

For advice and information on public engagement visit the public engagement area on the MRC website.