All research training projects funded through this programme will address one or more of the MRC’s skill priorities and lie within one of three research themes.
MRC Skills Priorities
Our programme is designed to meet MRC’s skill priorities by providing training in quantitative skills, interdisciplinary skills and whole organism physiology whilst also delivering world-class research of immediate relevance to MRC’s “Research Changes Lives” strategic plan.
MRC LID Research Themes
All projects will fall into at least one of the following three themes:
Integrating the themes
We actively encourage project proposals that cross these inter-related themes. For example, design and analysis of cluster randomised vaccine trials; complex interventions for controlling AMR; ‘omics and bioinformatics approaches to vaccine and drug design; developing inter-disciplinary methodologies for causal inference in, and economic evaluation of, natural experiments.
We also require all students, whatever their discipline, to enhance their quantitative skills and to embrace multidisciplinary working.