Medical Research Council
Medical Research Council (MRC) funds research at the forefront of science to prevent illness, develop therapies and improve human health. The organization supports research across the biomedical spectrum, from fundamental lab-based science to clinical trials, covering major disease areas. Working closely with the NHS and UK health departments, MRC prioritizes research with real-world implications for clinical practice and population health.
The MRC's overarching mission includes encouraging and supporting research to enhance human health, cultivating skilled researchers, advancing knowledge and technology to improve the UK's quality of life and economic competitiveness, and fostering public dialogue about medical research to promote understanding and engagement.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is a leading funder of bioscience in the UK. Through strategic investments, BBSRC supports a dynamic and inclusive community that drives groundbreaking discoveries and develops bio-based solutions for global challenges like sustainable food production and climate change. As part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), BBSRC actively fosters connections within the research and innovation system while prioritizing a diverse, resilient, and engaged research culture. The organization pioneers interdisciplinary collaborations, investing globally in people, infrastructure, technologies, and partnerships to enhance equality, diversity, and inclusion. BBSRC firmly believes that promoting an inclusive and diverse culture across bioscience research and innovation fosters a thriving community.