Funding for population health science
How we fund population health sciences
We fund population health sciences (PHS) through boards and panels, centres and units, various fellowships and multi-funder partnerships such as UKPRP and UK Biobank. We also support PHS in a global context including through our units in Africa. We support interventions development for public health, in both the UK and globally, through its PHIND scheme
Funders and policy makers need to be confident that a proposed intervention is relevant, has an appropriate design and is based on reliable evidence from early developmental studies. The MRC Public Health Intervention Development (PHIND) scheme provides support for early phase development of public health interventions up to, but not including, the pilot phase. It complements funding available from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), MRC Global Health and other sources for subsequent stages of public health intervention development and evaluation.
Boards and panels
Population health research is funded across our boards and panels. Applications within the remit of our boards and panels can be submitted at any time:
- Infections and immunity
- Molecular and cellular medicine
- Neurosciences and mental health
- Population and systems medicine
- Global health and international research
- Methodology research programme
MRC fellowships provide outstanding scientists with exceptional opportunities to develop their careers, by concentrating on challenging research and gaining the broader experience that is essential to a future leadership role.
The development and application of advanced quantitative and qualitative research methodologies are strategically important to UK health research. This is particularly the case in health economics, biomedical informatics, population health sciences and social sciences. We provide a number of opportunities to scientists in these areas through the following Skills Development Fellowship schemes:
- Quantitative expertise
- Expertise at the social science interface