Investing in the future of medical research
We have committed over £1 million to fund life-changing research into degenerative diseases
Working with selected partners, our research grants fund PhD Studentships to carry out basic, clinical and epidemiological research projects that aim to improve knowledge, treatment and services.
As our population ages, demand on healthcare and social care services is growing, and our research grants are awarded in recognition of the increasing need for improved treatments and preventions.
Kidney Research UK
Alzheimer’s Research UK
Fight for Sight
Previous Medical Research Grants
Prior to our current focus on degenerative diseases we awarded grants to support medical research in many other areas, including those shown below.
Bowel and Cancer Research
Bowel & Cancer Research has been awarded £225,000. Over the next five years, this grant will fund three PhD studentships.
"Although 41,000 people every year are diagnosed with bowel cancer and more than 300,000 live with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, the area of bowel research remains woefully underfunded in relation to the burden of the disease. We have no doubt that the MCF grant to Bowel & Cancer Research will help to change that situation."
Chief Executive of Bowel & Cancer Research, Deborah Gilbert