Improving the nation's health
Medical Research Scotland is one of the largest and most comprehensive independent research charities in Scotland. We aim to invest in the future of Scotland's biomedical research and help to maintain its well-deserved international reputation for pioneering medical research. We do this by supporting young scientists in the early stages of the establishment of careers in health-related fields. Unlike most medical research charities, our funding isn't restricted to any one disease or condition, we simply support high-quality research that aims, ultimately, to improve the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all diseases and disease mechanisms.
PhD Studentship Awards 2015/16
The Trustees agreed to award fifteen 4-year PhD Studentships to start in the autumn of 2016. (Information about those awarded will appear here as they are formally accepted.) Click on the title of the projects to access details of the projects and/or details for applications.
Medical Research Scotland Sponsored Daphne Jackson Trust Fellowships
In 2016, the Trustees agreed to fund two Medical Research Scotland Sponsored Daphne Jackson Trust Fellows to Dr Susan MacDonald and Dr Stefania Pasare to start their Fellowships in Autumn of 2016.
In 2015, the Trustees agreed to fund three Medical Research Scotland Sponsored Daphne Jackson Trust Fellows to Dr Alexandra Di Domenico, Dr Natalia Gorenkova and Dr Dominique Meunier to start their Fellowships in Autumn of 2015.
The Trustees agreed to fund two Medical Research Scotland Sponsored Daphne Jackson Trust Fellows to Dr Elaine Hunter and Dr Sarah Buchanan to start their Fellowships in Autumn of 2014. The details of the awarded Fellowships can be viewed at the research funded at the University of Glasgow.
Vacation Scholarships 2015
Forty-eight Vacation Scholarship awards were accepted for projects that were held in Summer 2015. They were hsoted by the following Universities:Aberdeen (5), Abertay (1), Dundee (3), Edinburgh (13), Edinburgh Napier (1) Glasgow (20), Heriot-Watt (1), Stirling (1), St Andrews (2) and the West of Scotland (1). In total applications 67 had been received.
Thirty-five applications were received for Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships which were held during the summer of 2014. In the event, 30 offers of award were finally accepted and were distributed among the host universities as follows: Aberdeen (2), Dundee (3), Edinburgh (9), Glasgow (11), Queen Margaret (1) and St Andrews (4). Download the full list .
Lists of the Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships awarded in previous years are available by clicking on the year links (all lists will appear in a new browser window): 2013 : 2012 : 2011 : 2010.
PLEASE NOTE : Medical Research Scotland NO LONGER awards Research Project Grants.
Over 60 years of research funding
Since its foundation in 1953, the Trust has provided over £36million in support of research. The diagram below gives a breakdown of the diseases which have benefited from that work since 1992.