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MRC Festival: Information for organisers

The MRC Festival of Medical Research 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19.

MRC-funded units, centres and institutes showcase and discuss their work through events and activities around the UK and beyond during the MRC Festival.


The MRC Festival aims to create a community across the MRC to share and celebrate medical research and its contribution to health, the economy and society. It also aims to support MRC researchers, students, technical and professional support staff to deliver high-quality public engagement activities at the MRC Festival and throughout the year.

Useful links

If you're interested in running an activity during next year's MRC Festival or for more information email the MRC Festival.

For advice and information on public engagement visit the public engagement area on the MRC website. You can also find guidance on our evaluating and recording webpage.

Funding is available to support participation in the MRC Festival by MRC establishments and collaborations of MRC-funded researchers. Historically, the Establishment Award closes at the end of November, with the Open Award call closing at the end of January.

You can find the MRC Festival visual identity graphics and templates on our website – if you have other requirements, please email MRC.Festival@mrc.ukri.org

For interest, you may also like to take a look at the MRC Festival of Medical Research 2019 Evaluation Report (PDF, 2.53MB) which reviews the MRC Festival objectives.