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The Medical Research Council (MRC) offers between £500 and £5,000 for MRC-funded researchers to pilot new activities and develop innovative engagements.

MRC will prioritise funding for activities which support the scheme aims to:

•     Build capacity and skills within our scientists and inspire the next generation.

•     Build trust and break down barriers between researchers and society.

•     Improve research, inform and influence policy.

•     Respond to a societal need.


All applicants are encouraged to discuss their project with the communications or public engagement contacts at their MRC unit, centre or institute and/or university before applying.


Applications are regularly reviewed and notification of the outcome is usually 6 weeks after submission of an application.


Full details and to apply