We provide more than £700 million a year to support bright minds in science, the humanities and the social sciences, as well as education, public engagement and the application of research to medicine.
We offer a wide variety of funding schemes to support individual researchers, teams, resources, seed ideas and places. We also fund major initiatives in areas which are strategically important, by invitation, but we welcome the opportunity to discuss ideas which might fit with our strategic priorities.
Our funding framework has been
to reflect what we’ve learnt from our community.
Our funding areas
Investigating health and disease in humans and animals.
Helping the development of innovative, early-stage projects with potential medical applications.
Supporting research, capacity building and engagement activities in low- and middle-income countries.
Imaginative and experimental projects that bring biology and medicine to new audiences.
Supporting research at the interface of medicine, health-related sciences and the wider humanities.
Supporting research that explores the social and ethical aspects of health and biomedical science.
Contact the Grants Information Desk for any queries about our grant schemes and your application.
Information and resources for managing a grant once it has been awarded.
Find out more about how we provide flexibility in our range of research career opportunities.