Our Board of Trustees decides our funding strategy. The Board takes into account the wishes of individual donors, as well as current health and research needs. They take advice from the MRC and other leading scientists.
We decide on the eligibility criteria for each funding call on the basis of our funding strategy and focus, and they may also reflect our donors' wishes.
We believe that the post-PhD period is the most vulnerable career stage for a medical researcher but also the most creative and productive. We want to ensure that the very brightest and best of the UK’s medical research community have long and pioneering careers that make a difference to peoples’ health and lives. Where we can, we use our funds to support the emerging research leaders of the future.
By investing in people like you, we provide a platform to develop your research independence and increase your likelihood of securing longer-term, larger scale investments from the major research funders in areas that are important to us and our donors.