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

The Trustees agreed to award eleven 4-year PhD Studentships to start in the autumn of 2017. (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.

University Project Supervisor Company Project Title
logo Dr Alison Hulme, School of Chemistry UCB Cellltech logo
UCB Celltech
Stapled by design: Peptide-based therapeutic leads targeting rheumatoid arthritis
logo Dr Martin Denvir, Centre for Cardiovascular Science Bioascent Ltd logo
Bioascent Ltd
Role Of CDK9 In Zebrafish Heart Repair And Regeneration Following Resolution Of Inflammation
logo Professor Elizabeth Tanner, School of Engineering logo
Collagen Solutions plc
Collagen calcium phosphate composite devices for bone augmentation
logo Dr Julia Edgar, Institute of Infection, Immunology and Inflammation logo
EUROIMMUN UK Ltd
What role do antibodies play in multiple sclerosis?
logo Professor Rory Duncan, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences Miltenyi Biotec Ltd logo
Miltenyi Biotec Ltd
Understanding the mechanism of insulin secretion from islets
logo Dr Asier Unciti-Broceta, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine IOmet Pharma Limited(a wholly owned subsiduary of Merck & Co Inc) Development of brain-penetrating anticancer drugs
logo Professor Kathryn Ball, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine logo
Scotia Biologics Ltd logo (website under construction)
Modulating immune signalling pathways for patient benefit in cancer and viral infection
logo Dr Mario Ettore Giardini, Department of Biomedical Engineering logo
Ovesco Endoscopy AG logo
Developing a highly innovative swallowable capsule sensor that can detect bleeding anywhere in the gastro-intestinal tract
logo Dr Nick Leslie, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences Renishaw plc logo
Multiplicom NV
Developing 3D printed models of childhood and adult brain tumours

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

One hundred applications were received for the 2017 Vacation Scholarship call. A list of the awards will be posted after the offers of award have been accepted.

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): 2016  :  2015  :  2014  :  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.

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