We support many different kinds of research and activities with the ultimate aim of protecting and improving human and animal health. This support is not restricted to UK researchers - we devote significant funding to international research too.

Our funding areas
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Our biomedical science funding enables the investigation of health and disease in humans and animals. This includes funding for scientists, clinicians and veterinarians at different career stages.

Biomedical science
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Our technology transfer funding supports the development of innovative, early-stage projects with potential medical applications.

Technology transfer
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Our medical humanities funding supports research into biomedical ethics and the history of medicine.

Medical humanities
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Our capital funding is for large-scale construction or refurbishment projects in the UK that support science, public engagement, medical history, or the activities of learned societies.

Capital funding
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Our Strategic Awards provide flexible funding that adds value to excellent research groups.

Strategic awards

What we fund

A quick guide to our funding areas

Who we fund

An overview of who we support

Grants awarded

Annual summaries of our awards

The Grant System

In 2008 the Grant System will replace eGrants as the way to apply online for grants. Find out more about this upcoming system.

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