Support for researchers to undertake independent research and gain leadership skills
World class early career scientists
Partnered with the FSA, this call encourages applications for early career research fellowships
Support for those returning from a career break
Working with business section - Provides a salary and training to develop a commercial proposition
Working with business section - Enables researchers to transfer skills and experience from the industrial sector
Opportunities for support are available for scientists at all levels who are working on research projects relevant to the biomedical sciences. We also support low- and middle-income country scientists working in public health or tropical medicine. Research projects can be based in the laboratory, the clinic or the field and may involve experimental or theoretical approaches. Where appropriate, applications are encouraged from candidates trained in disciplines outside the biomedical sciences who are applying their expertise to biomedical problems.
An MRC award enables you to do something out of the ordinary. Fellowships are personal awards made to talented researchers at key points in their careers. With an MRC fellowship you have your own funding for a challenging research project and an ambitious programme of research training and personal development. We offer a range of MRC fellowships to meet diverse needs, check out our Eligibility Checker. The range of fellowship award schemes covers both clinical and non-clinical researchers, with opportunities in quantitative and qualitive research methodologies provided by the Strategic Skills Fellowship Schemes.
Interested in partnering with industry during your fellowship? See the range of new opportunities we offer. An archive of closed Fellowships is provided for reference purposes. For more information about the MRC fellowship schemes click on the links to the pages below.
- University Research Fellowship: For outstanding scientists in the UK at an early to mid-stage of their research career who have the potential to become leaders in their field.
- Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship: For outstanding scientists in the UK at an early stage of their research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues.
- Sir Henry Dale Fellowship: For outstanding post-doctoral scientists wishing to build their own UK-based, independent research career addressing an important biomedical question.
- Newton International Fellowship : For non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK.
We also provide the Education Research Fellowship for early-career academics in the UK researching physics and mathematics education and the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for early-career scientists in the UK who want to conduct research in Japan.