Medical Research Scotland

As an independent Scottish medical research charity, we have an impressive track record in and remain committed to encouraging and supporting promising young people wishing to pursue a career in biomedical research. We know we make a difference to them and also to the health of the nation.
Our grants support research which aims to improve: the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of all diseases, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and arthritis; understanding of basic disease processes; medical technology. We are not restricted to funding research into any one disease or condition.

2018 PhD Studentship Call Open

Applications are open for the 2018 PhD Studentship Award call for PhD Studentships, due to start autumn 2019.

2018 Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships

Applicants were notified in May of the outcome of the 2018 Vacation Scholarship call and we hope the successful students have a productive time carrying out their projects.

Response to EU Referendum Result

Following the decision for the UK to leave the European Union, Universities and professional bodies have been quick to reassure students and staff of their continuing commitment to supporting research that crosses international borders. The Royal Society of Biology for example has stated that

"Science by its very nature is a collaboration. Strong research partnerships with EU-based scientists will continue to be essential for the UK. Ease of exchange and movement of people will remain critical."

Medical Research Scotland will honour its existing commitments to EU students and continue to play its part in ensuring that medical research in Scotland is of the highest quality, of practical benefit and is absolutely international in its scope.