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 Meet the Researcher Showcase

5th and 6th year school pupils are invited to attend the 2018 'Meet the Researcher Showcase’ events to be held on Tuesday 13 March 2018 at Glasgow Science Centre and on Wednesday 14 March 2018 at Dundee Science Centre where they will:
• find out about the diverse range of opportunities and careers in medical research in academia and industry;
• hear talks from academics and representatives from industry working in the field of medical research;
• view posters presented by Medical Research Scotland funded Undergraduate Vacation Scholars, PhD Students and MRS-sponsored Daphne Jackson Fellows, explaining their research and findings;
• take part in hands on exhibits;
• speak to the presenters and exhibitors;
• discover that medical research opportunities extend in to engineering, chemistry, physics, mathematics, information sciences and the social sciences…not just biology!

Teachers or those wishing to register should conact Alex Graham for a registration form. For information on previous 'Meet the Researcher Showcase’ events...

2018 Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships

We anticipate applicants will be notified of the outcome of the 2018 Vacation Scholarship call in May.

Revised PhD Studentship Standard Conditions - July 2017

The PhD Studenthsip Standard Consitions have been edited. A copy of the current Conditions, dated July 2017, can be downloaded from the Funding page.

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.