MRC New Unit Funding Opportunity

Closing Date: 21/02/2023

MRC new unit funding to tackle complex and interdisciplinary health challenges.

The Medical Research Council (MRC) has launched this opportunity for new unit funding to enable UK research organisations to tackle complex and interdisciplinary health challenges.

The opportunity seeks challenge-led applications that focus on distinct, disruptive, or interdisciplinary activity with the potential to prove transformative to the field within 14 years. These major investments should be outward facing and harness the best talent in the UK to provide a stimulating environment in which to train the next generation of researchers and technologists.

This will be an annual opportunity with identified themes, with two awards issued each year. The first round themes are as follows:

  • Mental health.
  • Multimorbidity.
  • Advanced therapeutics.

The full scope of the themes for the first round will be announced when the opportunity opens. Applicants should ensure their challenge-led mission is positioned in the context of investments across UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Funding body Medical Research Council (MRC)
Maximum value Discretionary
Reference ID S24325
Category Medical Research
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Fund or call Fund