We make a positive difference to Scotland’s biomedical research though our funding streams that give progressive support through the early stages of people’s careers. Vacation Scholarships for undergraduate students; doctoral funding awards for postgraduate students, delivered by Scottish Universities in collaboration with industry; and MRS-sponsored Daphne Jackson Fellowships for people returning to their research career after a career break. Click on the links below to find out more.


MRS sponsored Daphne Jackson Fellowships provide two or three year part time fellowships for scientists wishing to return to medical research after a career break of two years or more. The Fellowships must be undertaken at a Scottish university and involve a challenging research project that addresses a question of relevance to human health or disease.

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MRS PhD Studentships provide funding for four year doctoral training programmes to be delivered by Scottish Universities or Research Institutions working in collaboration with industry. The awards, with their combination of academic, industrial and commercial experiences, give students excellent opportunities for their future careers.

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MRS Vacation Scholarships provide promising undergraduate students with hands-on experience of research relevant to human health or disease. The awards are intended to help students develop academically, make informed career choices and strengthen their career prospects.

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