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Global Health and International Partnerships

Global health

The aim of the MRC’s global health research is to address health inequalities arising in developing countries. The MRC supports global health research in a number of ways:

  • through our units, institutes, and centres; fellowships; and grants, including basic and applied research in response mode via our research Boards.
  • through strategic partnerships with other UK and international funders for impact in health research
  • through working across UKRI to fund multidisciplinary research that addresses the complexity of global health challenges


Please note that MRC has temporarily suspended many of its global health funding opportunities whilst Official Development Assistance funding is reviewed. If you are looking to apply for funding please refer to the UKRI funding finder for a list of open funding opportunities. Please contact international@mrc.ukri.org for more information.

International partnerships

The aim of the MRC’s international partnerships work is to provide international leadership in partnerships which enhance the competitiveness of the UK knowledge and health base and to influence the international research agenda. The MRC also represents the UK on the governing bodies of international biomedical research organisations ensuring UK scientists have access to the best opportunities for establishing new global partnerships and to international research infrastructures.

To help boost international and interdisciplinary research collaboration an online directory of low and middle income (LMIC) population studies has been established. The directory aims to enhance opportunities for collaboration across the globe and complements the existing UK Cohort Directory.

For further information, please refer to our article about the online directory

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Applied Global Health Research Board

Global Health Funding Partnerships

International Partnerships