Sources of funding for your research

Funding bodies

Here are just some of the funding bodies that you might want to consider:

  • Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) is the national membership organisation for medical and health research charities. AMRC members support over one-third of all UK publicly-funded medical research in the UK, with members investing over £1.2 billion in health research in the UK in 2012.
  • Medical Research Council (MRC) funds research through a range of grants, calls, highlight notices, studentships and fellowships.
  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the largest funder of clinical research in the UK and provides the people, facilities and technology that enables research to thrive.
  • UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) many different organisations fund health research in the UK. The UKCRC has developed a coherent approach to health research funding by providing a forum to coordinate the activities of funding bodies and by developing an evidence base to inform strategic planning.
  • UK Research Office (UKRO) is the European office of the UK Research Councils. Activities include providing details on European Commission funding opportunities.