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.
Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships
Medical Research Scotland is offering to support up to 100 Vacation Scholarships for undergraduates for a 6-8-week period of hands-on research experience in a Scottish University, recognised Research Institution or company trading in medically-relevant research during the summer vacation. The closing date is Thursday, 26th January 2017.
Revised PhD Studentship Standard Conditions
The PhD Studenthsip Standard Consitions have been edited. A copy of the current Conditions, dated November 2016, 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.
PhD Studentship Awards 2015/16
Details of the PhD Studentships awarded in 2015, due to start in autumn 2016, are available.
£100,000 Legacy received
The Trust has recently learned of the generosity of the late Ms Mona Margaret Yule of Aberdeen, who bequeathed the sum of £100,000 to support medical research.
Donation from the Nairn Trust
The Nairn Trust has recently made a donation of £750 to the Trust. This sum will be used for the support of general medical research.
Legacy from Dr Bryan Ashworth
The Trustees were delighted to learn that Medical Research Scotland is among the beneficiaries of the late Dr Bryan Ashworth's estate. Commenting on the legacy, Professor David Harrison, Trust Chairman, said:
"A consultant neurologist, who had taken part in a pioneering clinical trial in his youth, Dr Ashworth knew both the challenges of treating MS patients and also the value of research into such diseases. We are very grateful for his generosity and will use his gift wisely."